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.
Some protection benefits, such as ill health retirement, can have an immediate strain on a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Fund, unless steps have already been taken to meet an estimate of these costs.
2018 was another eventful year for pensions. In the LGPS we saw three new sets of regulations passed introducing exit credits, equalisation of survivor benefits and new powers for MHCLG to issue statutory guidance.
BWebstream is our secure, easy to use, fully-integrated online platform for pension schemes, giving exceptional control over administration. Lisa Hodge from the Public Sector Consulting team tells us how the team has been using the tool.
A look at why it is important for LGPS Funds to have a policy in place to deal with the risk of ill health retirement.
A look at why assessing employer covenant is becoming increasingly important for administering authorities.
A look at the cost management process for the LGPS and how this might affect administering authorities, employers and members.
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.
The Government have this week issued a written statement announcing their decision to pause the cost cap process across all public service schemes.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of experienced actuary, Barry McKay, as a new associate in the public sector team.
We've moved! We have relocated from our Cheapside office to 2 London Wall Place.