"We help everyone achieve a better income in retirement" 

We’re the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the national association with a ninety-year history of helping pension professionals run better pension schemes. With the support of over 1,300 pension schemes and over 400 supporting businesses, we are the voice for pensions and lifetime savings in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels.

Our purpose is simple: to help everyone to achieve a better income in retirement. We work to get more money into retirement savings, to get more value out of those savings and to build the confidence and understanding of savers. more ...

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is at the heart of pensions policy making in the UK. On our members’ behalf we lobby government, undertake surveys and other research, and make the case in the media for better pensions.

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From our fortnightly email roundup PolicyWatch to our Annual Survey and 'Made Simple' guides, and with discounts or free places at a range of our events, membership gives you an unparalleled insight into what’s happening in pensions and what it means to you.

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Hear from the leading figures in pensions and network with your peers at the most authoritative and prestigious conferences in the UK pensions calendar.

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  • Local Authority Conference round up - academies, infrastructure and pooling

    The PLSA’s Annual Local Authority Conference took place in the Cotswolds this week. It was a lively three days of discussion and debate. Delegates heard from the Local Government Minister, the Economist Carl Tannenbaum and journalist Michael Crick, amongst others...

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  • Five ways to make it a pensions bill for savers, says PLSA

    Today the Government announced the Pensions Bill 2016/17. This Bill is an ideal opportunity for the Government to secure the success of automatic enrolment and pension freedoms; and lay down a sure foundation for a long-term savings policy in the UK to protect savers...

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  • Growing number of employers and funds in Local Government Pension Scheme exposed to affordability, administration and governance issues

    The number of employers such as universities, charities and housing associations joining the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has grown rapidly in recent years to more than 10,000 (10,671) – with an increase of 14%1 in 2014-2013 alone...

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  • PLSA launches ‘made simple’ guide for pension schemes building a robust ESG investment structure

    The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has launched a new Made Simple Guide on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) (developed by BNP Paribas Securities Services) at the PLSA’s Local Authority Conference 2016 in Gloucestershire...

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  • Joanne’s blog: Understanding LISA

    At one of our conferences last year, a panel session on consumer engagement in pensions went off into familiar arguments on the importance of financial education when a journalist said existing parts of the curriculum should make way for more education on money, economics and pensions. I’ve heard this plenty of times before, usually made with unromantic suggestion that...

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