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Pensions actuaries  for trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes

Pensions actuaries

PensionsWatch is a growing network of independent consulting actuaries, IT specialists and pensions professionals.

We aim to redefine the meaning of service and value for money in pensions-related actuarial services by offering niche solutions for the pensions market at much lower cost than other actuarial consultancies.  We achieve this by minimising overheads and making use of the latest technologies.

Our flagship “NeXtStep” service, for example, provides employers within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with their own independent actuary capable of meeting all their consulting and compliance needs.

Are you getting advice on managing your LGPS cessation debt?

If you expect to cease membership of the LGPS, once your last contributing employee leaves your employment, then a cessation debt may become payable.  


PensionsWatch can help monitor the likely size of this debt and help find ways in which the debt may be managed and/or reduced.

Fixed fee actuarial services
packages from only £999 p.a. Comprising FRS102 / IAS19 pensions accounting and inclusive consulting time

                                  is our flagship service offering a fixed fee bundled actuarial services package that provides advanced web-based reporting under UK GAAP (FRS 102) or IFRS (IAS 19), reporting of other related funding measures such as the estimated cessation (exit) debt and 5 hours of inclusive actuarial consulting time each year.

For multi academy trusts (MATs) we offer a pure accounting package that enables MATs to make considerable annual cost savings. Simply contact us for a free fixed fee quotation. 


Furthermore, the NeXtStep financial reporting platform is web-enabled and gives employers a high degree of functionality and flexibility.  Monthly FRS102 updates on demand are just one of a host of next generation features.

Cheaper, faster, corporate reporting (FRS102 / IAS19) with regular updates

Having delivered the benefits of NeXtStep for LGPS employers, we have further developed our systems so that employers with private sector pension schemes, including multi-employer schemes, can also benefit from our technology and value for money philosophy.  A typical saving for a full accounting service to private sector employers is around 50%.

Please contact us for a free quotation.

Practice Areas
Independent LGPS actuarial advice

Managing LGPS cessation

Public sector outsourcing

Specialist corporate pensions accounting (FRS 102 / IAS 19)

Considerable savings for MATs

Corporate scheme funding advice​

Scheme re-design

Employee communications

Expert witness work