About us


We Are The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)


We are the voice of workplace pensions and savings


We represent pension schemes that together provide a retirement income to more than 30 million savers in the UK and invest more than £1.3 trillion in the UK and abroad. Our members also include asset managers, consultants, law firms, fintechs, and others who play an influential role in people’s financial futures.

As the voice of workplace pensions and savings, we lead in bringing the industry together behind our shared aims. Across our work in policy development, advocacy, membership engagement, events and communications, we engage with over 2,500 organisations, with nearly 16,000 contacts within our membership and a further 17,000 in the pensions and financial services industries. 

We aim to help everyone achieve a better income in retirement

We are committed to doing everything we can to improve the retirement incomes of savers in the UK. That means making sure they save adequately through their working lives, investing their money responsibly, ensuring the schemes they belong to can meet the highest standards, improving regulation so it works in the interests of our members and their members, and helping people to understand their options when they come to retire. We do this for, with and through our members. 


Our objectives

The PLSA has set five strategic objectives for 2022 to 2024. These are:

Improving pensions policy

  • We will champion a policy framework that means most people will have an adequate income in retirement. We aim to ensure the regulatory and operating environment is appropriate for our members.

Bringing the industry together

  • We will bring together our members and key commentators through inspiring events and effective networking activities to discuss best practice and key issues. We create and share insights that enable them to play a full role in the pensions and savings community. We add value to the work they do for savers.

Engaging our members effectively

  • We will help and support our members by ensuring they receive expert communications that are easily accessible, and by engaging with them to understand their needs. We will develop our digital content and services to help them succeed.

Investing in our people and systems

  • We have a great team who work incredibly hard for our members. We will invest in developing and retaining them and equipping them with tools to have the maximum impact for members. We will prioritise doing the right things in the right way.

Financial sustainability

  • The PLSA is a not-for-profit organisation. We will maintain an operating surplus and adequate reserves through developing and targeting incremental revenue growth. That means we can invest in our work on behalf of our members our members.

2022 key stats


master trust renewals


accessed Retirement Living Standards


national news mentions


member meetings



Our strategy on a page

Click image to view or download