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An introduction to trusteeship

As a trustee you need to understand your duties, if your scheme is being run well, and your role and responsibilities. You can use our Trustee toolkit to learn about pensions and being a trustee.

I am a new pension scheme trustee, what do I need to do?

Although you have up to six months to acquire the relevant trustee knowledge and understanding, you need to be equipped to be able to make any decisions that may arise in the meantime.

How do I know my scheme is being run well

It's important that trustees ensure their pension scheme delivers good outcomes for members' retirement savings, whether it is a scheme offering defined benefit (DB) or defined contribution (DC) benefits.

Roles and responsibilities

There are different categories of trustees, but you will normally have the same duties and powers.

The Trustee toolkit

Increase your trustee knowledge and understanding using our Trustee toolkit.

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Helps you get to grips with your new obligations as a trustee, and provides more information about the trustee board and what to expect at your first trustee board meeting