Pensions & benefits


Getting governance right can provide huge benefits but getting it wrong can carry significant risks.

Having a defined and robust governance process means you can be sure you're meeting your obligations and carrying out your role efficiently and effectively. But it also puts your scheme ahead of the pack when it comes to dealing with the unexpected and taking advantage of market opportunity. Done right, it creates a framework for making quick decisions, and ensures that your scheme is well prepared to implement them.

How we can help

We know that different schemes need different levels of support, so we take the time to understand your needs, and work at the level required to get the best result. This can be anything from acting as an outsourced trustee secretary or pensions manager, to developing a governance framework, managing projects, or simply keeping you informed of upcoming changes.

Our core focus is ensuring trustee boards manage their business effectively. We can help you make quicker and better decisions on general scheme and investment issues by making governance as smooth as it can be.

LCP's Online Governance System moves your meeting management online and provides a secure and flexible solution for storing your scheme’s key documents. It’s a vital tool for supporting effective trusteeship in the 21st century.

How we have helped our clients

Improving trustee performance

We helped our client by carrying out a board effectiveness and governance review to improve effectiveness and decision making.

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Our latest thinking

DWP publishes GMP conversion guidance

News Alert: the DWP has today published guidance to using its existing GMP conversion legislation to tackle the 17 May 1990 – 5 April 1997 Guaranteed Minimum Pension inequality issue. This is a significant development, but much more needs to be done before schemes will be able to use this approach with confidence to resolve GMP inequalities.

18 April 2019 David Everett, Partner

How we can help

Board effectiveness

We help trustee boards to evaluate their performance and effectiveness and identify practical actions to improve how they operate. Our experts deliver tailored and interactive reviews which meet the Regulator’s requirements on trusteeship in the 21st century. 

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Governance consulting

We support trustees to review their governance frameworks with the aim of improving effectiveness and decision making. Our governance professionals take a practical and cost-effective approach to ensure that trustees are supported in pension governance.

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LCP Sonar

LCP Sonar, our risk profiling tool, benchmarks your scheme against other pension schemes, covering covenant, funding and investment risks. You can quickly see how your scheme’s risk profile compares to others and think about the key risks for you.

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Outsourced pension management support

Delivered by a team of highly experienced pensions professionals; we offer flexible temporary or ongoing outsourced pensions manager support which can be tailored to your specific scheme needs.

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Pensions scheme internal audit

We can help trustees and corporates review the operation processes of pension schemes and ensure they remain fit for purpose. We also advise on the potential impact of IORPII for UK pension schemes, including the governance, risk management and other implications.

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Project management

Our team of PRINCE2 qualified pensions professionals can help trustees and corporates manage a range of benefit change projects. We work flexibility and alongside in-house pensions teams and other advisers to successfully deliver on project objectives.

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Risk management

Good risk management is a key characteristic of a well governed pension scheme. Our experts facilitate interactive and tailored risk management workshops which clearly identify key risks in the pension scheme and practical actions to mitigate against these risks.

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Third party administration reviews

Is it time to consider changing your pension administrator, or are you looking to outsource administration for the first time? We work alongside you throughout the process and will cultivate a strong working relationship between you and the Third-Party Administrators (TPAs). This collaborative approach will mean the process is transparent and clear from the outset, giving you confidence that the TPAs we put forward will be suitable for your requirements.

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Trustee secretarial & executive services

We have an experienced and established team of professionals who provide trustee secretarial and executive services. Our range of flexible services helps you manage your pension scheme more effectively.

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Trustee training

Whether you are a member nominated, employer nominated or an experienced independent trustee of an occupational pension scheme, it is vital you are up to date and fully understand how legislative and regulatory issues impact your scheme. We offer a variety of standard and bespoke training sessions for pension scheme trustees, which are clear, informative and interactive and delivered by our experienced in-house professionals.

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Trustee consulting

We help trustees achieve their strategic goals, with solution-led, appropriate advice.

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