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.
Investment pools have been given a target date of 1 April 2018 to be established formally. Melanie Stephenson, of Public Sector Consulting, reports back from the LGC Investment Seminar.
In a Budget remarkable for its lack of attention to pensions, Malcolm McLean explores the government's promise to implement an inflation-linked increase to the LTA.
Our latest blog by Malcolm McLean looks into the growing trend of bringing organisations together by replacing a number of smaller units with a larger ones. Is the concept of 'big is beautiful' a good one?
Our latest note outlines some of the considerations that should be taken if a new employer becomes an admission body within an LGPS Fund under a pass-through arrangement. Read the note to find out more.
This briefing highlights the key changes to the annual allowance (AA) and lifetime allowance (LTA) that came into force from 6 April 2016.
The slowing of mortality improvements in the UK in recent years has been widely discussed. In this Spotlight we compare recent mortality in the UK to a large number of European countries.
Our interactive webinar on Tuesday 21 February will offer a clear explanation of the important changes to pension taxation – helping you to provide the right support your staff.
The actuarial valuation is due next year, but what challenges should defined benefit (DB) pension schemes expect to face in the current low-yield environment, particularly in the context of the USS?
This is our seventh annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.
This is our sixth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.
This is our fifth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.
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.
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.
We are delighted to appoint Marcus Whitehead as our first Managing Partner to lead an ongoing programme of growth and development across the whole business – covering consultancy across risk, pensions, investment and insurance.
We are pleased to announce that our in-house pensions expert, Malcolm McLean, was named ‘Pensions Personality of the Year’ at last night’s Pensions Age Awards.
The Queen’s speech, due to be given today and now postponed until Wednesday, 21 June, will set out the Government’s proposed legislative programme for the new parliament. However, will pensions be featured?