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Our approach to regulating

We have a range of powers that we can use to protect workplace pensions. These enable us to deal effectively with risks to pension schemes and members’ savings.

Case procedures

We have a range of powers that we can use if we wish to act to protect members’ benefits or pensions legislation is not being complied with. We follow certain procedures when we use our powers.

Determinations Panel

The Determinations Panel (DP) is a committee of The Pensions Regulator (TPR). It operates separately from other parts of the organisation, including TPR’s case teams.

Anti-avoidance powers

We have two main powers which we can use in the circumstances set out below against an employer with a defined benefit scheme and those associated or connected with such an employer.

Business impact target

Our approach to the government's business impact target - which aims to reduce the burden of regulation on business.

Regulators' Code

The Pensions Regulator has regard to the Regulators’ Code and the principles of good regulation set out in the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006.

Risk appetite statement

Our risk appetite statement sets out how we balance risk and opportunity in pursuit of achieving our objectives.

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