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Automatic enrolment

Research and analysis relating to automatic enrolment.

Declaration of compliance monthly reports

The automatic enrolment monthly declaration of compliance report is based on information provided to us by employers when they complete their declaration, supplemented by annual reports including additional analysis and commentary.

Reports

Commentary and analysis

Commentary and analysis reports on the impact of automatic enrolment and its role in increasing participation in workplace pension schemes.

Reports

Find older reports on the National Archives website.

Quarterly bulletins

Our automatic enrolment compliance and enforcement quarterly bulletins provide information about our cases and the powers we have used relating to automatic enrolment and associated employer duties.

The next bulletin is due to be published in the first week of February.

Reports

Find older bulletins on the National Archives website.

Employers research

Research to identify and track employers’ awareness, understanding, knowledge, attitudes and intended actions in relation to the 2012 pension reforms (automatic enrolment).

Reports

Find older employer research on the National Archives website.

Intermediaries research

Research to identify and track intermediaries’ awareness, understanding, knowledge, attitudes and intended actions in relation to automatic enrolment.

Intermediaries contacted include: independent financial advisors (IFAs), human resources (HR) professionals, payroll administrators, accountants and bookkeepers.

Reports

Find older intermediaries research on the National Archives website.

DB and hybrid pension schemes

Research and analysis relating to defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

DB pensions landscape

Annual report on all DB occupational pension schemes registered with TPR. Includes those also providing DC benefits, as well as schemes not eligible for the Pension Protection Fund.

Reports

Purple Book

The Purple Book is a joint annual publication by the Pension Protection Fund and The Pensions Regulator. It focuses on the risks faced by defined benefit pension schemes, predominantly in the private sector.

Reports

Scheme funding analysis

The annual scheme funding report is based on the analysis of valuations submitted to The Pensions Regulator by UK defined benefit and hybrid schemes.

The publication is produced in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority Code for official statistics which came into force in January 2009.

Reports

Annual funding statement research

Research findings relating to our defined benefit (DB) annual funding statements. You can find our DB annual funding statements in our statements section.

Reports

Find older reports on the National Archives website.

DC pension schemes

Research and analysis relating to defined contribution (DC) pension schemes.

DC trust

DC trust is an annual publication giving a high-level snapshot of the trust-based DC and hybrid landscape.

We recommend that you use the most recent version of DC trust as it includes data for the past five years.

Reports

  • DC trust: a presentation of scheme return data 2015 - 2016

    Published: January 2016

    This is the seventh edition of our annual statistics on occupational defined contribution (DC) trust-based pension schemes and memberships, including DC memberships of hybrid dual-section schemes.

  • DC trust: a presentation of scheme return data 2014 - 2015

    Published: January 2015

    This is the sixth iteration of The Pensions Regulator's annual statistics on occupational defined contribution (DC) trust-based pension schemes and memberships, including DC memberships of hybrid dual-section schemes.

Find older reports on the National Archives website.

DC schemes survey

Research on the DC trust-based pension scheme features.

Reports

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Pension flexibilities and exit charges

Research on the prevalence of exit fees and charges and the transfer process in occupational DC pension schemes.

Reports

Public service pension schemes

Research on pension schemes in the public sector.

Reports

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Perceptions trackers

The perceptions tracker is an annual survey involving extensive interviews across our key stakeholder audiences. It enables us to monitor opinions and perceptions of us as a regulator and gives a good indication of how satisfied people are with their contact with us.

Reports

  • Perceptions tracker 2016 (PDF, 869kb, 41 pages)

    Published: September 2016

    Details the key findings of the twelfth annual survey exploring perceptions of The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

    This survey was conducted by IFF Research among a sample of TPR’s key audiences.

  • Perceptions tracker 2015 (PDF, 647kb, 35 pages)

    Published: July 2015

    Provides the key findings of the 2014-15 annual survey exploring perceptions of The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

    This survey was conducted by IFF Research, an independent market research organisation, among a sample of TPR's key audiences.

Find older trackers on the National Archives website.

Record-keeping

Research and analysis relating to pension scheme record-keeping.

Reports

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Trustee research

Research and analysis relating to trustees of DC, DB and hybrid schemes.

Reports

Find older research on the National Archives website.

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