The Pensions Trust, one of the leading workplace pension funds in the UK, has hosted a series of new employer forums with its housing association clients who participate in the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) and the Scottish Housing Associations’ Pension Scheme (SHAPS).
The forums were designed to cover the key issues and challenges affecting employers in the schemes, at both macro and scheme level. Subjects included current funding levels, future funding requirements, the assessment of risk in the scheme, asset strategy and performance, the availability of free online support tools and funding options available for employers. In addition, the forums covered a number of current and forthcoming regulatory and legislative impacts such as the new pension freedoms and the cessation of contracting out, outlining their impact on members.
Employers were also given the opportunity to ask questions to any of The Pensions Trust’s team.
Approximately 260 employers attended the forums, representing a sizeable proportion of The Pensions Trust’s social housing clients.
Andy O’Regan, Executive Scheme Manager at The Pensions Trust, said: “The forums demonstrate The Pensions Trust’s ongoing commitment to our clients. We are always seeking for opportunities to pro-actively open dialogue with and help our employers. The forums were very well received and delegates told us they found them useful and informative, which is the real mark of success for us.”