Data (DataWG)


If we were to ask pensions professionals “where is data important” we are sure there would be an industry-wide consensus, data underpins every aspect of running a pension scheme and good quality data is critical to the effective management and delivery of pension benefits. All pension schemes are expected to actively manage their data, performing data analysis to determine common and scheme-specific data scores and to proactively address data issues and manage the quality of data held. Not only is good data needed for the efficient and accurate day-to-day administration of benefits, but current projects such as GMP equalisation and preparation for Pensions Dashboard are critically reliant on accurate and complete data.

Holding data which is complete and accurate is critical, and the industry focus on data is key to continued success.


June 2021 – Data at the heart of every scheme

March 2021 – Data Management Plans

November 2020 – Data Working Group blog on future plans

February 2019 – Data guidance FINAL



Chris Tagg (Board Sponsor)

Kristy Cotton (Chair) Deloitte (PASA Expert Knowledge Provider for Data)

Andy Gibbons (Coal Pension Trustees)

Claire Fuller (First Actuarial)

David Rich (Accurate Data Services)

Matt Ashton-Smith (ITM Limited)

Paul Rickman (LCP)

Steve Ackland (AiM)

Steve Robinson (Equiniti)

Julie Beadle (Willis Towers Watson)

Brendan Doherty (Intellica)