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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

  • LGPS (Scotland) Regulations 2018 - Exit Credits

    The new LGPS (Scotland) Regulations came into effect in June, in response to a previous consultant which had closed in January. Following the lead of the recent LGPS (Amendment) Regulations this new regulation introduces the possibility of an exit credit.

  • LGPS (Amendment) Regulations 2018: examining exit credits

    The new LGPS (Amendment) Regulations 2018 finally emerged on 19 April 2018, and came into force on 14 May 2018. We discuss the arising issues that administering authorities should consider with regard to exit credits.

  • Pass-through arrangements

    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.

  • Sep 27 2018
    Progress, Preparation, Perspectives

    Ahead of the 2019 triennial fund valuations, our 2018 client seminar will provide a round up of news from the LGPS and wider pensions landscape.

    Location: Barnett Waddingham, London

  • 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 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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