What our clients say

"I have had a good working relationship with First Actuarial for a number of years now, and have always been satisfied with the service they have provided. They have advised us on a number of varied issues, providing particularly expert advice on numerous cases of staff transfers from Local Authorities and admission agreements to Local Government Pension Schemes. They always work promptly to deadlines and are generous in working to any last minute urgent requests that emerge at our end. The team provide a very personable service, talking issues through with us to clarify exactly what our requirements are and making us fully aware of any professional implications that may be involved. Work is always produced to a high standard and to whatever format best suits our needs.

I believe the service they provide is good value for money and to a high standard. I would recommend them."

Ravinder Ahluwalia Group Head of Procurement and Facilities

Services to Housing Associations

Over several years, we at First Actuarial have built an enviable reputation within the sector for providing clear, comprehensive, but concise advice to housing associations of all sizes. We have carried out pension reviews for some of the largest organisations (including a number of London’s g15) to some of the smallest.

We have worked with well over 100 housing associations and, as a result, are quickly able to identify the key issues which can affect your business. We can help you understand the options available and make the decisions which 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 employer’s own “in house” schemes.

Our housing team are based in offices throughout the country with contact details at the bottom of this page. Please feel free to phone or email any member of our team and we will be happy to discuss how we can help you.

Our services cover:

Housing Bulletins

Our regular bulletins are designed to keep you up to speed with the latest issues affecting pension provision in the housing sector and you can find our back catalogue by following the link below:

If you would like to receive our housing bulletins please email a member of our team.


Our latest survey on pension provision in the housing sector was issued in early 2013 and can be found, along with our previous surveys, by following the link below:


F1rstwatch is a package of essential pension resources at a competitive price. To find out more follow the link below:


Contact Details

Neal Thompson
Tel: (office) 01733 447657
(mobile) 07429 118 877
Derek Benstead
Tel: (office) 0161 348 7451
Colin Freeman
Tel: (office) 01256 297779
(mobile) 07456 811 791
Rob Hammond
Tel: (office) 0161 348 7440
(mobile) 07479 494 030
Tony Barnard
Tel: (office) 01732 207510
(mobile) 07472 302 508
Dale Walmsley
Tel: (office) 0161 348 7464
Peter Norman
Tel: (office) 01733 447681
Sam Mullock
Tel: (office) 0161 348 7469