The charity was a participating employer in the Growth Plan with only a handful of active members remaining. The charity was concerned about the risks arising from participation in the Growth Plan and wanted to find a suitable time to exit.
It was important to help the charity find the balance between the cost and risk considerations of exiting the Growth Plan. We were able to provide advice on the different options they had, including steps to take to reduce the size of the debt and different methods for triggering the exit debt.
We helped the charity implement low-cost steps that reduced the size of their exit debt. We also helped them firmly establish what the exit charge would be before they committed to paying it – to protect against any unexpected increase. The charity exited the Growth Plan when it was affordable to them, and removed all their risks relating to the Growth Plan.
How we can help
We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.
Our social housing team has the skills and knowledge to help you consider the pensions issues affecting your organisation.