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FOI reference - FOI 2015-10-20
Date - 20/10/2015


I noticed in the statistics section of your website, you have the size of the UK trust-based schemes. Do you have similar statistics (including historical data) for the contract-based schemes and the master trusts? Do you have the information for defined benefit (DB) plans?

I am looking for the sizing broken down by type of benefit and structure from 2008 to 2014 (or most recent).

I am really trying to get a sense of how large the defined contribution (DC) market is in the UK (in terms of percentage of total occupational pensions and in absolute terms).


Duty to confirm or deny whether TPR holds the information requested

I can confirm that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) holds this information. However, the information is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because the information is accessible to you as it is already in the public domain. This information can be found on TPR’s website in the research and analysis pages within the document library. Additional information is available from the Office of National Statistics (annual survey of hours and earnings).

Duty to provide advice and assistance

I am mindful of the duty to provide advice and assistance to requesters, as far as it is reasonably practicable to do so.

The following pages of our website contains the information that you have requested: