Delivering Collective Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

Closes 16 Jan 2019

Opened 6 Nov 2018


About this consultation

This consultation seeks to set out our thinking about CDC pension schemes.  The consultation document contains a number of questions about specific aspects of the policy. It does not include draft legislation.

This consultation applies to England, Wales and Scotland. It is envisaged that Northern Ireland will make corresponding legislation.

We expect this consultation to be primarily of interest to:

  • employers who sponsor an occupational pension scheme
  • trustees
  • those seeking to establish a CDC scheme
  • pension professionals

Government response

We will aim to publish the government response to the consultation on the GOV.UK website. The government's consultation principles encourage Departments to publish a response within 12 weeks or provide an explanation why this isn’t possible. Where consultation is linked to a statutory instrument responses should be published before or at the same time as the instrument is laid.

The report will summarise the responses and outline our next steps.

Consultation Principles

This consultation is being conducted in line with the revised Cabinet Office consultation principles published in March 2018. These principles give clear guidance to government departments on conducting consultations.

Feedback on the consultation process

We value your feedback on how well we consult.  If you have any comments about the consultation process (as opposed to comments about the issues which are the subject of the consultation), including if you feel that the consultation does not adhere to the values expressed in the consultation principles or that the process could be improved, please address them to:

DWP Consultation Coordinator
2nd Floor

Caxton House
Tothill Street



Freedom of information

The information you send us may need to be passed to colleagues within the Department for Work and Pensions, published in a summary of responses received and referred to in the published consultation report.

All information contained in your response, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure if requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. By providing personal information for the purposes of the public consultation exercise, it is understood that you consent to its disclosure and publication. If this is not the case, you should limit any personal information provided, or remove it completely. If you want the information in your response to the consultation to be kept confidential, you should explain why as part of your response, although we cannot guarantee to do this. 

To find out more about the general principles of Freedom of Information and how it is applied within DWP, please contact the Central Freedom of Information Team:

The Central FoI team cannot advise on specific consultation exercises, only on Freedom of Information issues. Read more information about the Freedom of Information Act.

Give Us Your Views


  • Anyone from any background


  • Pensions