Pensions advisory services

Looking after the interests of your employees can be challenging in today’s increasingly complex pensions environment, particularly for companies involved in major transactions or facing financial difficulty.

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Increased longevity, falling investment returns and recent legal controversies have made managing exposure to the risks of defined benefit pension schemes a growing challenge.

Whether you’re the sponsoring employer or trustee, getting the right advice to manage pension scheme funding and/or deficits is crucial in order to develop commercial solutions that work in the current pensions environment.

Meeting your needs

  • Practical

    We work closely with you to understand your business needs and provide practical, innovative, commercial solutions tailored to the scheme and employer.

  • Personal

    You get direct access to senior-level staff with extensive experience and a strong track record in advising both trustees and employers.

  • Comprehensive

    We offer holistic, joined-up advice across our diverse business on a wide range of related areas, including employee benefits and corporate finance.

How we can help

  • Employer Covenant Assurance Service: A financial review that assesses the ability and willingness of employers to meet their ongoing pension scheme obligations.
  • Transaction support: Helping to structure transactions effectively, assessing the impact of a transaction on the pension scheme and obtaining required clearances from The Pensions Regulator.
  • Trustee support: Helping trustees to respond to proposed transactions and assisting in negotiations with the employer or potential acquirer.
  • Distressed/turnaround situations: Advising trustee boards when covenants are in decline, and offering insight on potential strategies for both the employer and competing creditors.

Our credentials

  • Leading

    A top ten UK accountancy firm, as ranked by Accountancy Age. (Source: Accountancy Age, 2018)

  • Recommended

    Much of our work comes from referrals through our established relationships with intermediaries and existing clients.

  • Accredited

    A member of R3: the association of business recovery professionals.

  • Specialist

    Our partners and directors regularly contribute commentary on restructuring and recovery issues in the national and trade press.

  • Respected

    Representatives on the Charities Commission, POCA and Audit Pension Protection Fund panels.