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What our clients say

"When we chose First Actuarial to be our actuaries and pensions advisers, we were looking for an expert personal service and for people who would work with us, enabling us to understand our pensions issues and to carry out as much of the administration as possible whilst providing guidance and expertise and a fall-back in case of staff changes. This is exactly what we have got.

We receive clear advice on the things we need to know, quick responses on administrative support, and a flexible approach which enables us to understand what drives the actuarial figures and what we can or can't do about them."

James Archer Finance Director

Links

This page contains links to external websites that you may find useful.

  • The Pensions Regulator
    The Pensions Regulator is the regulator of all work-based pension schemes in the UK.
  • Pension Wise
    A free and impartial government service about the defined contribution pension options available to members.
  • The Pensions Ombudsman
    The Pensions Ombudsman will determine the final decision for any complaint or dispute that is not resolved without his involvement.
  • The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)
    TPAS is an independent non-profit body that provides free help and advice regarding all types of pension arrangements.
  • Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
    The PPF was established to provide compensation to members of defined benefit pension schemes in the event of the sponsoring employer becoming insolvent after 6 April 2005 and the assets of the scheme being insufficient to pay pensions in full.
  • Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)
    The FAS is a tax payer funded compensation scheme to provide compensation to members of defined benefit pension schemes where the sponsoring employer became insolvent prior to 6 April 2005 and the assets of the scheme being insufficient to pay pensions in full.
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
    The FCA is an independent body responsible for the regulation of the financial services industry.
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
    The HMRC website contains information on taxation and provides downloadable versions of many forms and leaflets.
  • National Insurance Contributions
    The sections of the HMRC website dedicated to National Insurance Contributions.
  • Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) - Legislation
    This site contains online copies of all UK legislation.
  • Trustee Toolkit
    The free, online learning programme from The Pensions Regulator aimed at trustees of occupational pension schemes.
  • Office for National Statistics (ONS)
    The ONS provides many regularly updated UK statistics such as latest the latest RPI and trends in mortality, salaries etc.
  • Department for Work and Pensions
    The government department responsible for work and pensions.
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
    We are regulated by and members of these professional bodies.
  • Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
    The FRC is responsible for the regulation of Actuaries and Accountants and through the Board for Actuarial Standards (BAS) sets the standards of practice to which actuaries must adhere.