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FOI reference - FOI 2017-03-14
Date - 14/03/2017


I would like to receive details of any planning work that has been carried out to understand the possible impact of Brexit on IT systems operated by or on behalf of The Pensions Regulator (TPR), including any relevant arms-length bodies.

Planning work could include internal investigations, seeking advice from other government bodies, external consultancy, systems testing or development.

By 'impact' I mean modifications to existing IT systems, and / or development of new systems, required to enact any changes to government policy that might result from Britain’s departure from the EU.

Please could you let me have:

  1. Details of any such planning work carried out to date, and which IT system(s) it relates to.
  2. Any advice the organisation has received, as a result of this planning work, about actions it may need to take to ensure its IT systems are ready for Brexit, including estimated costs if available.
  3. An indication of whether the organisation has already undertaken these actions, is planning to undertake them, or is considering them pending further information.


I can confirm that we hold information falling within the scope of your request.

Information we are able to supply

We have considered the effect of Brexit on our IT systems and have decided that there is only one area which may be affected.

We produce an annual report to the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and if, as a result of Brexit, we are no longer members of EIOPA then we would cease to provide the report.