Statement of strategy

Closed 16 Apr 2024

Opened 5 Mar 2024


The statement of strategy forms part of a package of legislative and regulatory measures designed to improve the security and sustainability of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.

In this consultation, we are seeking views from DB scheme trustees and advisers on our proposed approach to the statement of strategy. This includes the form of the document, and the type and extent of the information that will need to be submitted.

We want to understand whether:

  • this proposed approach raises any challenges or unintended consequences
  • the proposed statement of strategy template is clear and fit-for-purpose
  • there are any issues with trustees providing the supplementary information proposed to be included in the statement of strategy

We want to know if our proposed approach works for you. This is important, as failure to submit the statement of strategy in a form set out by us will be a breach of the law.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Read the statement of strategy consultation documents on The Pensions Regulator website.


  • Actuaries
  • Administrators
  • Employers with defined benefit scheme duties
  • Investment professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Trustees of defined benefit schemes
  • Covenant advisers


  • Defined benefit scheme funding
  • Administration of pension schemes
  • Governance of pensions schemes
  • Investment