26 October 2006 – ORP plans scrapped

The Minister of State for Pensions James Purnell announces the scrapping of the Online Retirement Planner (ORP), because “delivering accurate online information about state pensions would become increasingly difficult given the uncertainty about the exact shape of future provision”.

17 December 2002 – ORP announced

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Andrew Smith publishes a green paper entitled Simplicity, security and choice: Working and saving for retirement. One of the paper’s many proposals is the development, by 2004, of a web-based retirement planning tool, or Online Retirement Planner (ORP).

The idea is to enable people to view their total projected pension income (from all their state, workplace and personal pension arrangements), including a facility to trace old pensions.  The planner could be run by Government, industry, or the two in partnership.