Pensions strategy



We use a consultative and collaborative framework to gain a thorough understanding of your business, employee benefits strategy and ongoing objectives, to make sure your pension scheme is established in line with your company’s core values.

The introduction of compulsory auto-enrolment will enshrine the employer’s role in pension provision. Soon, every company in the UK will be legally required to contribute to a qualifying pension scheme on behalf of their eligible employees. In addition, the Pensions Regulator keeps DC governance firmly on its radar. The responsibility on sponsoring companies to provide adequate and robust pension provision grows ever larger.

Our defined contribution team provide:

  • guidance on what auto-enrolment and pension reform means for you
  • advice on contribution levels, scheme design and communication packages
  • bespoke modelling tools to demonstrate the impact of different financial, economic and legislative scenarios on your benefit package
  • in-depth market knowledge and experience to create the best course of action for you

 Insights and views

    Countdown to Flexiday Briefing Note Issue 6: Further details of changes to the taxation of death benefits
    24 October 2014
    In this note, the sixth in our ‘Countdown to Flexiday’ series, we look in more detail at proposed changes to the taxation of death benefits from April 2015 announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party Conference.
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    Life after Auto-enrolment - the Regulator's latest analysis
    4 September 2014
    The Pension Regulator (the regulator) publishes regular reports on the progress of automatic enrolment. The latest Declaration of Compliance report on automatic enrolment covers the period from 1 July 2012 to 31 July 2014. Read more about the key findings below.

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    Pensions Bulletin September 2014
    4 September 2014
    69 AD is known to ancient historians as ‘The Year of Four Emperors’. It was a year in which four men in turn (Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian) tried their luck at the imperial throne following the death of Nero. For pensions professionals, 2014 will be remembered as the ‘Year of Four Bills’.

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    Countdown to Flexiday Issue 5: Member communications in a post-Budget world
    26 August 2014
    In this note, the fifth in our ‘Countdown to Flexiday’ series, we look at the Government’s guidance guarantee and how the Budget changes will affect communications delivered to members regarding their retirement planning.

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    Countdown to Flexiday: Government responds to Flexiday consultation
    31 July 2014
    In this note, the fourth in our ‘Countdown to Flexiday’ series, we look at the Government’s response to its consultation on the radical changes to the tax rules governing pensions announced in the Budget in March.

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    Countdown to Flexiday: Increased opportunities to take small benefits as cash
    27 June 2014
    In this note, the third in our ‘Countdown to Flexiday’ series, we look at the changes to the rules for trivial commutation made in this year’s Budget, in particular whether bulk trivial commutation exercises are now likely to be more attractive.

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    Pensions Bulletin June 2014
    3 June 2014

    In the latest issue of our Pensions Bulletin, we look at the changing pensions environment, focusing on transitional regulations on the definition of money purchase, the arrival of the Pensions Act 2014 onto the statute books and a consultation on regulations relating to the abolition of defined benefit contracting out.

    The Bulletin also looks at some other recent developments, including the first enforcement report for non-compliance with the employer duties legislation, the IBM case and a draft Statement of Recommended Practice on company accounts.


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    PS Annual Pensions Conference 2015
    1 October 2015
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    Getting Ready for Your Next Pension Scheme Valuation
    26 November 2015
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    Neil Latham
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    020 3327 5000

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