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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.

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  • Picture for PPF levy triennium: a fairer distribution between pension schemes?
    PPF levy triennium: a fairer distribution between pension schemes?

    The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has released a consultation setting out its proposals for the 2018/19-2020/21 levy triennium. Overall the PPF’s proposals are intended to result in a fairer distribution of the PPF levy between pension schemes.

  • Picture for Pension flexibilities: opportunities for final salary pension schemes
    Pension flexibilities: opportunities for final salary pension schemes

    The decision to relax rules on the purchase of an annuity at retirement has revolutionised the DC landscape. Now, many non-pensioner members are exploring opportunities to transfer their final-salary benefits and avail of the flexibilities in a DC scheme.

  • Picture for Individual Protection 2014 – going, going . . .
    Individual Protection 2014 – going, going . . .

    The closing date to apply for IP14 of 5 April 2017 is fast approaching! We look at who can apply for IP14, what it protects, how to apply for it, how to calculate if you have sufficient benefits in order to apply for it, and if IP14 can ever be lost.

  • PATHways 73

    Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that pays particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.

  • News on Pensions January/February 2017

    In our latest edition of News on Pensions we bring you most recent news from The Pension Protection Fund, The Pensions Regulator and The Department for Work and Pensions.

  • Annual and Lifetime Allowances - seven steps to success

    Considerable changes to pension taxation in recent years will heavily impact high earners. This briefing note details these changes and highlights the seven stage process that employers should follow to avoid unnecessary pension taxation issues.

  • Picture for French companies with UK defined benefit schemes
    French companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey looks at French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 14 French companies with around £22.2bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • Picture for Dutch companies with UK defined benefit schemes
    Dutch companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX share index that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers seven Dutch companies with around £9.3 billion of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • Picture for German companies with UK defined benefit schemes
    German companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey examines German companies, the majority of which are constituents of the DAX index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 21 German companies with around £26.4bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Finance Directors' Guide to Pensions

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