The past few years have been a time of fast-paced change in the Higher Education (HE) sector and Barnett Waddingham have been at the forefront of addressing some of these changes.

Our HE team, led by Paul Hamilton, Partner and Head of Higher Education, have built a reputation for our ability to identify key challenges and help our clients respond to these promptly.

Our HE specific experience stretches over 20 years and includes advice across a top-tier client list, spanning the UK and including both Russell Group and post-92 universities.

The team is superbly equipped to advise scheme trustees and institutions on defined benefit and defined contribution matters ranging from:

  • pension scheme funding and investment
  • handling administration smoothly and efficiently
  • applying state of the art technology to support these schemes
  • risk management 
  • staff well-being 
  • and pension tax matters.

Our expertise extends across multiple areas: 

The services we offer

Self-Administered Trusts

Higher education institutions

Independent schools

The universities superannuation scheme

The teachers’ pension scheme

The local government pension scheme

We also advise on nationwide schemes and extensively on DC schemes.

For any further information on any of these areas, please contact our team below, who will be happy to discuss any of these in more detail.