Fund Membership

Fund Membership

The breadth of our fund membership and effective lobbying helps to achieve a better, more affordable and sustainable pensions system. Our campaigning has helped change legislation to the benefit of trustees, employers and scheme members. It has eased the regulatory burden on pension schemes, helping to save our members hundreds of millions of pounds.

Benefits of membership

  • Free registration for you, your trustees and pensions colleagues at all our conferences and events. This includes Annual Conference, Investment Conference and ESG Conference. (There is a charge at Local Authority Conference to cover accommodation, but the conference itself is free.)
  • Access to our trustee training, designed to improve your skills and deliver good outcomes for members.
  • Independent lobbying, making your voice heard where it matters in Westminster, Whitehall and with the regulators.
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow pension professionals through our networks and events.
  • Ground-breaking research on the new world of pensions and lifetime savings.


Subscriptions are based on the number of members in your scheme(s)*. Rates are calculated at 28.25 pence per member per year. There is a minimum subscription of £372 applying for small schemes (1,317 members or fewer). The maximum for large schemes is £22,901 (81,066 members or more), following a review of maximum subscriptions introduced by the PLSA Board. Existing larger members are seeing the increase in their subscriptions phased over three years from 2022 to 2024. There is a subscription of £372 for international members.

*Includes the total number of members (active, deferred and pensioners) of all your pension schemes. 

How to join 

Download and complete the Fund Membership Application Form. 

Please review the terms and conditions of Fund Membership and the membership rules.

If you need help or further information, contact the membership team:
[email protected] | 0207 601 1700

Why become a fund member

- Lobbying and representational work

- PolicyWatch an e-bulletin of the latest pensions news, political and regulatory development

- 'Made Simple' guides, written in jargon free English, covering a range of technical issues

- Viewpoint - our member magazine

- Annual members' survey and benchmarking online tool

- Free conferences and events

- Discounted training courses