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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222
We provide a full range of services for corporate sponsors in relation to defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes and other benefits, we advise over 15% of the FTSE350 companies with a DB scheme.

We bring clarity to complex issues such as pensions buy-outs, M&A, financing and cost management, helping you make informed and timely decisions for the benefit of your company.

Our consultants’ extensive knowledge is backed by a commitment to research and a suite of proprietary online tools and software that enable us to offer unique insights and a personalised, flexible service for our clients. An experienced partner will assemble a bespoke team, tailored to your exact needs, and will remain personally involved at all levels of the work.

Sponsors of DB schemes

Our expert actuarial and investment advice can help you make sense of scheme funding valuation negotiations, liability transfers, investment and de-risking strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and PPF levy advice.

We work solely in your interests as scheme sponsor, to avoid potential conflicts. However, our extensive experience advising trustees of other schemes helps us to anticipate emerging issues, leading to smoother negotiations.

Employers with DC schemes

Through our specialised DC consultancy, we advise employers in delivering appropriate DC pension strategies to attract, motivate and retain staff.  Our experienced communications team can help you promote those benefits in print, online or face to face to maximise engagement with your workforce.

Wellbeing

Our wellbeing team provides consultancy, administration and re-broking services on all health and risk policies. We also have an innovative market leading wellbeing solution called BWell which focuses around analysis, prevention and intervention. Our philosophy to wellbeing and the benefits associated with wellbeing centres around building a solution bespoke to our clients and their culture that benefits the employee through protection, education and engagement but also provides a real return to the employer on their benefits investment.

Executive pensions

Our executive pensions service offers advice to employers on tax-efficient pension provision for directors and senior executives. Working with HR, finance teams and remuneration committees, we can help develop retirement strategies for the mutual benefit of you and your staff.

Our growing client base includes medium-sized companies as well as larger firms and multinationals based in the UK and Europe.

Related knowledge and resources

  • PerioDic - April 2019

    Our PerioDiC Spring newsletter summarises the trustee, company and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

  • 2019 actuarial funding valuations - from an Employers viewpoint

    TPR has published its annual funding statement, aimed at trustees and sponsoring employers of DB pension schemes undertaking scheme funding valuations. It provides guidance on expectations and indicates how they intend to step up their oversight.

  • Lifetime Allowances and Life Cover through Excepted Group Life Policy

    From 2019/20 the LTA will be £1,055,000 and there's been a continued increase in the use of EGLPs for employees who already have a high level of benefit in a registered scheme. This briefing talks about an important change to eligible beneficiaries.

  • Jun 4 2019
    Pension Strategy Breakfast Roundtable | Midlands

    Held at key locations across the UK, our breakfast sessions will provide finance, HR,CEO's and pension directors with food for thought as well as the opportunity to discuss key issues with peers.

    Location: Hogarths Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham

  • Jun 4 2019
    Pension Strategy Breakfast Roundtable | London

    Held at key locations across the UK, our breakfast sessions will provide finance, HR,CEO's and pension directors with food for thought as well as the opportunity to discuss key issues with peers.

    Location: Barnett Waddingham, London

  • Jun 11 2019
    Pension Strategy Breakfast Roundtable | Leeds

    Held at key locations across the UK, our breakfast sessions will provide finance, HR,CEO's and pension directors with food for thought as well as the opportunity to discuss key issues with peers.

    Location: Barnett Waddingham, Leeds

  • Jan 25 2019
    Evolving DC governance: meeting member needs

    In a world where legislation, products and most importantly of all, member needs are constantly evolving, ongoing governance is vital to ensure DC arrangements remain suitable. We look at how a well-designed governance structure can prepare a scheme for future challenges that might arise.

    Location: http://bit.ly/evolving-DC-governance

  • May 23 2018
    Is your organisation fit for the future?

    The value created by employees in a healthy organisation is vital to achieving long-term sustainable business success. How healthy is your organisation? It could be time for a check-up.

    Location: Webinar

  • Feb 23 2018
    Webinar - Could a buy-in or buy-out be right for your scheme?

    Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction.

  • Picture for The £24 billion bulk annuity market: an upward trend
    The £24 billion bulk annuity market: an upward trend

    Bulk Annuities: Where next in the de-risking journey? The bulk annuity market hit new heights in 2018. For the first time in history pension scheme buy-in and buy-out transactions exceeded £20bn.

  • Picture for Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment
    Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment

    Barnett Waddingham’s recent combined research, of UK employers and employees, revealed a significant and increasing gap between the employment experience of being employed and what the employers believe this experience to be.

  • Picture for Why BWell: wellbeing in the workplace
    Why BWell: wellbeing in the workplace

    Presenteeism at work has tripled since 2010. Where's your head at? We've interviewed 3,000 UK workers to understand health and wellbeing in the workplace.

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