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New code of practice consultation

Published: 17 March 2021

Closing date: 26 May 2021

Interim response date: 24 August 2021

Consultation on the draft content for a new code of practice that will replace 10 of our existing codes.


This consultation focuses on the draft content for the first phase of our new code of practice. The new code consists of 51 shorter, topic-based modules.

The new code will replace 10 of our existing codes of practice. These mainly deal with the governance and administration of pension schemes.

The consultation also incorporates changes introduced by the Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. These relate to effective systems of governance and the own-risk assessment.

Web-based version

The new code has been designed to be a web-based product. An early version of the web-based code is available during this consultation. We would welcome your feedback on the design, usability and navigation of this version of the code.

View the web-based draft code of practice.