Services for housing associations

Across the housing sector, pension management is becoming more challenging

If yours is one of the housing associations that participates in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) then you may not always have the control you need. Worsening valuation results may be heightening your concerns.

Is your Housing Association running its own Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution scheme? If so, do you have the resourcing in-house to manage them as well as you’d like?

Why First Actuarial?

We give clear advice to housing associations. The information we provide is comprehensive but concise.

We have carried out pension reviews for some of the sector’s largest organisations – including many of London’s G15 group – as well as some of the smaller housing associations.

Having worked with more than 100 housing associations of all sizes, we can pinpoint the key issues for your organisation quickly and efficiently. We’ll help you understand the options available and guide you to making decisions that are right for your organisation.

Our expertise covers all the main housing sector pension arrangements – SHPS, LGPS, Growth Plan and Group Personal Pensions – as well as in-house schemes.

Are you running a Defined Benefit scheme?
If so, we can help you

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about the pension services our sector specialists provide to housing associations.

Make sure you’ve got the right pension information in place

Make sure you’ve got the information you need to monitor your pension arrangements. First Actuarial’s firstwatch service provides an affordable package of essential pension resources for Housing Associations.

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First Actuarial case studies

Bolton Cares

Taking responsibility for care services previously provided by a local authority, Bolton Cares turned to First Actuarial for help in setting up a competitive and affordable DC pension scheme for its staff.

“They’ve been really helpful and professional throughout the project, and we’ll use them again if we need specialist advice.”



First Actuarial partnered with Bromford to communicate extensive pension scheme changes and improve financial wellbeing, delivering more than 40 group presentations to 1,200 colleagues.

"Working with First Actuarial was a highly professional partnership that had a positive effect on our colleagues. We received great feedback on both the group and one-to-one sessions they ran."


Watford Housing Trust

The risk of a significant cessation debt hung over Watford Community Housing as the number of its employees participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) diminished.

"First Actuarial are very approachable. They're very good at helping managers and Board members digest a very complex and difficult area, and they've also been proactive in helping us shape an innovative solution."

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