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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK has seen a significant rise in self-employment in recent years, the increase is fuelled by the rise of the gig economy. As a result of people working as freelancers for a range of different clients, rather then being directly employed by them.
To successfully connect with people and for your messages to land, it's important to reach the right person at the right moment so they are more receptive towards your offer - that's 'moment marketing'.
From ‘Box Clever’ to ‘Walker’, our Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out the ‘A to Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this summer.
There have been substantial recent changes in pensions legislation affecting high-earners. As a result, senior university staff may now face tax charges on their ongoing pension savings.
Our 102nd edition of PATHways highlights pensions news and legislation that has particular relevance to what we do in pension administration.
NHS staff are now facing tax charges on their ongoing pension savings. Barnett Waddingham provides a bespoke and specialised service designed to meet the pension requirements for NHS employees.
Join us at this year’s DC and Financial Revolution Conference, delivered by informative, thought provoking and inspirational speakers from around the world. Learn more about the global changes occurring, the need for social change and how employees can take control of their financial future.
Location: The Soho Hotel, London
Join us at our forum to discuss the agreement reached between employers, unions and the government in June on the Dutch pension reforms and receive key insights into the issues that will be affecting multinational organisations.
Location: Barnett Waddingham, London
Join Partner and Head of Higher Education; Paul Hamilton as he looks at the recent actuarial valuation of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), in particular the impact on independent schools and universities.
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.
We examine the pension scheme journey of Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK. Both company and trustees worked together to deliver a market-leading DC scheme with better outcomes for members at its core.
Over 2019, market changes have resulted in an increase in the aggregate deficit - for many, this will push out the timescales to buyout. This highlights the importance of having in place a robust monitoring process to ensure opportunities are captured.
With the DB regulatory regime once again under review, the disparity between payments to shareholders and those paid to close pension scheme deficits will once more be under the spotlight.
Barnett Waddingham’s annual analysis of DB schemes in the UK (with assets over £1bn) is now available. As the only research of its kind, it highlights the continued decline in DB schemes and the shifting focus of employers towards the DB pensions endgame.
The FA recognises the benefits that a positive employee culture has on meeting performance targets. A forward thinking, progressive organisation, The FA was keen to develop an employee wellbeing strategy
When the Alliance Trust Companies’ Pension Fund needed winding up, we used our specialist teams and strong project management to bring together every aspect of a highly complex process.
Our client, Tate & Lyle, is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, with over 11,500 members of pension and other post-retirement plans in the UK and the USA.
Following the government announcement of new consultation scheme our experts have addressed the wider impact of an imperfect tax structure.
The FCA have published pension related proposals designed to improve pension transfer advice. This includes a proposed ban on contingent charging for pension transfer advice. Simon Taylor welcomes the proposal and supports the increase in transparency.
Our latest research reveals, by diverting an extra 6% of profits into companies’ pension schemes would allow 70% of FTSE 100 DB pension schemes to buyout in the next decade.