“We now have a very collaborative approach between trustees and employer.”
“The Trustee Training course is very good. Excellent coverage of material presented in an easy-to-digest manner and quality of presentation by both presenters. ”
“I enjoy working with PSGS and we have a very positive relationship. I was new to pensions and found them very helpful.”
“These days, Boards need real expertise on tap (with excellent back-up) to cope with a constantly evolving and more regulated environment. PSGS is geared to delivering that.”
“Ian has added more value than we thought he would at the start… which shows it pays to go with someone who is doing the job of a professional trustee as their bread and butter.”
“PSGS offered the right support at very short notice, at reasonable cost, when we really needed it”
The requirement applies to all providers of contract-based workplace pension schemes, including group personal pensions (GPPs), group stakeholder pension schemes and group self invested personal pensions (group SIPPs).
The type of pensions governance committee you need depends on how large and complex the scheme you operate is.
These governance committees will act in the interests of pension members, assess the workplace pension scheme's value for money and, when needed, raise independent challenge to you, the scheme provider.
Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) must have a minimum of five members, including an independent chair.
Providers of smaller, less complex schemes may appoint an independent third party to act as a Governance Advisory Arrangement (GAA).
We can also provide professional secretarial services to pension scheme governance committees to ensure they are run efficiently, decisions are accurately recorded and actions are promptly followed up and managed.
To find out more about how we can help your IGC or GAA be truly effective, please contact us to talk it through.
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