The government is "in daily contact" with industry figures over the pensions dashboard as it prepares for the roll-out and its feasibility report, Guy Opperman has said.
The pensions and financial inclusion minister yesterday (15 October) said the feasibility report would be published "shortly" and rebuked claims that ministers at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were not fully on board with the project.
The DWP's feasibility study on the project - which will assess whether compulsion is needed, if there should be multiple dashboards, and who should host the online tool - was due to be published in the spring, but has yet to appear.
Answering questions in the House of Commons, Opperman said the government will "report shortly on findings" from the study.
He added: "Let me make it acutely clear that this is a party that works together, and that… [Esther McVey] and I, and all the members of the DWP team, are completely behind the pensions dashboard."
His comments come after reports emerged in July that McVey, the secretary of state for work and pensions, was planning to kill off the project. Last month, she made a statement reiterating the government's support for an "industry-led dashboard".
He added that the dashboard will "transform how constituents keep track" of their pensions.
"This, along with the Single Financial Guidance Body, which the government set up last year, will provide free and impartial information and guidance to help people plan for their retirement."
The dashboard is pencilled in to launch by next April, but there are fears that it will fall behind schedule or launch with an inadequate amount of information.
Last month, senior decision makers from more than 20 major pension providers and administrators came together in a meeting held by Origo to discuss how the industry might deliver the dashboard.
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