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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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Blogs

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    General election announcement – how will pensions fare?

    Most commentators are suggesting that the election will be dominated by Brexit and the future of the United Kingdom outside the European Union. But there are many other domestic issues that the election campaign will also throw into focus.

  • Picture for The three wise men pass judgement on auto-enrolment
    The three wise men pass judgement on auto-enrolment

    Delegates at our recent Pensions Trustee conference had the opportunity to ask questions of three experts - Peter Askins, director at Independent Trustee Services, Robin Ellison, consultant at Pinsent Masons and our own senior consultant Malcolm McLean.

  • Picture for One bold step for DC trustees
    One bold step for DC trustees

    Damian Stancombe discusses the enormous responsibility faced by trustees of defined contribution schemes. Damian explores how research and engagement on short to medium term financial issues has got to be the starting point on that journey.

  • Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - 31 March 2017

    Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed).

  • PerioDiC - Spring 2017

    In this edition of our PerioDiC newsletter, we summarise the trustee, company, and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

  • Scottish rate of income tax and pension tax relief

    The Scotland Act 2012 gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set the Scottish rate of income tax. As a result, since 6 April 2016, Scottish taxpayers have been subject to lower rates of UK income tax.

  • Jun 13 2017
    London Employer Conference

    As the UK enters formal talks to leave the EU, Finance Directors and Pension Managers are under increasing pressure to develop dynamic pension strategies that work in an independent UK.

    Location: etc venues, County Hall

  • Jun 27 2017
    Leeds Employer Conference

    As the UK enters formal talks to leave the EU, Finance Directors and Pension Managers are under increasing pressure to develop dynamic pension strategies that work in an independent UK.

    Location: Park Plaza, Leeds

  • Picture for University Accounting Survey
    University Accounting Survey

    This is our seventh annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.

  • Picture for Generation WHY? survey 2017
    Generation WHY? survey 2017

    Our ‘Generation WHY? study, now in its third year, highlights important generational attitudes and perspectives towards money matters as well as savings and how personal affluence affects outlook.

  • 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.

Finance Directors' Guide to Pensions

As a Finance Director, it is difficult to ensure you remain up to date with pensions developments that will impact on decisions you make.

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