Pension Funds

Expertise and personal commitment to our clients

We specialise in providing audit and advisory assurance services to:

  • trustees
  • pension fund administrators
  • defined contribution governance committees

Our clients operate in all sectors. They vary in size from FTSE 100 pension schemes to those of private firms and charities. We audit more of the top 100 pension schemes in the UK than any other firm outside the Big Four.

Our team prides itself on continually adapting to changes in the pensions sector. We are involved in developing pension scheme accounting standards through our work with the Pensions Research Accountants Group SORP and Investments working parties. Our involvement here allows us to help clients review and implement the new pensions SORP requirements for their scheme. We are also active members of ICAEW working parties which have developed assurance reporting standards for pension administrators, independent trustees and master trusts.

Our audit and advisory teams provide the extra support our clients’ need to meet the many exacting demands of their role. The teams work with the wider specialist groups across the firm, such as our VAT team, to provide clients with a full service offering. We have recently worked on growing our defined contribution governance and assurance services to help trustees of occupational pension schemes and providers of defined contribution workplace pension arrangements meet the demands of emerging legislation which require governance statements, including the implementation of Independent Governance Committees. Our research into risk management for occupational pension schemes has enabled us to develop best practice for strategic assurance plans and improve our assurance planning and reporting services.

We believe that this combination of expertise and personal commitment to clients is paramount. It results in effective, long standing relationships.

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GDPR for UK Pension schemes: making things happen

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Trustees and pension professional must act now: we offer three-step guidance.
2 Nov, 2017

Change to VAT treatment of pension fund management charges

VAT | Pension funds
New charges to DB schemes will be subject to VAT from 1 January 2018. Time to discuss with your suppliers and what changes this will mean.
6 Oct, 2017
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