Since 2005, the regulator has accepted applications to be on the trustee register from sole trader trustees and trustee organisations (eg partnerships and companies).
The regulator uses the trustee register to appoint independent trustees to schemes under sections 22 and 23 of the Pensions Act 1995. These appointments are usually made, on expedient or protective grounds, to ensure that the scheme is properly administered and the members protected when its employer is insolvent. In addition, although it is not required to do so, the regulator will usually consider appointing a trustee from the trustee register when making appointments under section 7 of the Pensions Act 1995.
Trustees are not required to be on the trustee register; it is a voluntary decision. If a trustee is on the trustee register, this is not a guarantee that it will receive appointments from the regulator. Before making any appointment the regulator considers the unique circumstances and needs of the scheme before selecting the appropriate trustee candidate for appointment.
Acceptance of a trustee on to the trustee register does not represent an endorsement or approval by the regulator of the services provided by that trustee.
The trustee register is available for inspection at the regulator's offices during normal working hours. If you would like a copy of the trustee register sent to you, please supply your name and address using the contact details below.
The Pensions Regulator
Trustee Register Request
0345 600 0707
(Please include 'trustee register request' in the subject line of your email.)