As the ‘crisis’ surrounding final salary pension schemes continues to deepen, we are well positioned to consult and advise any employers with these schemes. We will carry out a thorough audit of any final salary scheme before providing a comprehensive analysis identifying:

  • Present and potential liabilities
  • Analysing data in light of current and proposed changes in legislation
  • Potential taxation consequences of advice given

We have a clear understanding of the opportunities and often the need to restructure final salary benefits, and reduce the running costs. We also have an comprehensive knowledge of the dilemmas that trustees and company directors face when considering the impact that legislation, mortality rates and investment returns can have on these schemes and indeed can advise on the ongoing viability of a final salary pension scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

The concept of a Workplace Pension Scheme was introduced by the Pensions Act 2008.  All employers in the UK are required to establish a Workplace Pension Scheme on their Staging Date.  On you Staging Date and each subsequent Pay Period you must carry out an Assessment of your employees.  The employer must deduct a contribution from the earnings of all their Eligible Employees and pay this to the scheme along with an employer contribution.   A process called Automatic enrolment.

UNISON_trade_union_logoThe team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have been guiding the Trustees and Employers of the Unison Strathclyde Region Branch Pension Plan through an extremely complex and difficult Scheme closure and ultimate wind up. Our Client Manager, Allan Maxwell, has provided expert advice at all stages of this process which included the negotiation of a transfer of the Active members to the Unison Staff Pension Scheme and the securing of benefits for the remaining pensioners and deferred members. At Unison we feel it is important that our advisers are able to deal effectively with our pension arrangements offering imaginative and timely advice. Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by presenting comprehensive solutions to the problems that we faced. If good, practical pensions and employee benefits advice is what your company needs then Corporate Benefits would be a good starting point.
Catherine McClymontTrusteeUnison