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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222
At Barnett Waddingham, we understand the challenges facing local authorities and other public sector organisations in managing your pension scheme commitments – complex legislation, the demand for better governance, and the pressure on costs and resources.

We can advise you on the full range of pension issues affecting public sector schemes and can help with all aspects of funding, including triennial valuations and advice on the impact of employers leaving and joining funds, as well as benefits consultancy advice, including services to support local pension boards.

We also provide detailed accounting information for employers participating in public sector schemes, and regularly consult on issues such as outsourcing arrangements, service reviews and policy implications.

Our dedicated team brings a wealth of public sector experience to the table. We understand the unique environment in which you operate and are well versed in the rigours of public sector procurement, providing clear and comprehensive information for a wide range of stakeholders.

An experienced partner will assemble a bespoke team, and remain personally involved at all levels of the work. And our full range of proprietary software and online tools means we have the flexibility to deliver unique insights tailored to your exact needs.

In the last eight years, Barnett Waddingham has more than doubled its market share of local authority pension fund clients. We are proud to work in partnership with a growing number of local authorities and other bodies participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and other public sector schemes including police authorities, fire services, the NHS, Teachers and Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), as well as charities, non-profit companies and other contractors across the public sector.


In particular, we have:
  • helped clients through triennial funding valuations over the last 20 years with all the challenges that have arisen
  • completed comprehensive employer covenant reviews for a number of clients as part of a programme to improve overall governance arrangements
  • prepared over 1,000 accounting disclosures each year for public service employers
  • helped many public sector employers manage their pension liabilities
  • provided support to pension committees and local pension boards

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Consulting on Fair Deal in the LGPS

    The LGPS has been waiting since 2013 for New Fair Deal to be enshrined into its regulations. Following an earlier consultation and subsequent rejection of the proposals, this new consultation proposes a different way forward.

  • Bulk transfers in the LGPS

    Transfers to non-LGPS arrangements can be more complicated and are covered by different regulations. This Note sets out some of the principles and issues associated with bulk transfers between Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds.

  • AA and LTA changes - key points you need to know

    This briefing highlights the key changes to the annual allowance (AA) and lifetime allowance (LTA) that came into force from 6 April 2016.

  • Jun 18 2019
    Local Government Pension Scheme Seminar

    Every year there are increasing changes to pension legislation. This seminar will look at the current state of the LGPS and the impact this is having on Funds and their employers across the country.

    Location: Barnett Waddingham, Glasgow

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    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 University Accounting Survey - July 2014
    University Accounting Survey - July 2014

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

  • Picture for University Accounting Survey - July 2013
    University Accounting Survey - July 2013

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

  • Negotiating a termination deficit with an LGPS fund

    This case study highlights a number of issues for employers who are Admission Bodies in the LGPS, including managing deficit predictions and understanding how assets within the pension fund are allocated.

  • Negotiating better contract terms in the public sector

    Our client was a public sector body with its own LGPS fund, who required us to negotiate better contract terms for the bidders. It demonstrates the benefit of the commercial focus we can bring to the public sector arena.

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