Heidi Allen MP welcomes confirmation pensions dashboard will go ahead

Heidi Allen has welcomed DWP reassurances that the pensions dashboard will go ahead after rumours surfaced over the summer that the scheme was on the verge of being scrapped.

On Tuesday, Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey confirmed the dashboard had broad support and was a “great opportunity to give people straightforward access to their pension information in a clear and simple format”.

The dashboard, first proposed in 2016, will enable savers to keep track of different pension pots in one place online over the course of their lives.

Reacting to the news, Heidi said: “Large numbers of constituents have contacted me in the last few weeks with concerns over the future of the dashboard project after rumours surfaced suggesting it might be scrapped. The new dashboard will centralise and simplify access to pension information and I am a strong supporter of the proposal. My colleagues and I on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have kept a close eye on the dashboard, and in our sessions Ministers have agreed on its importance. As such I am delighted to hear DWP reassurances that this vital new service will go ahead.”