News & events

Simplicity is not that simple

Good intentions and simple principles lead to complexity in pensions. Who'da thunk it?

tilling group / national bus collection now available

The Peter Fairweather archive of documents from his career in the bus industry tells a fascinating story of nationalisation, privatisation and the use of pension surpluses

April: all change

April is the cruellest month - for pensions administrators more than most

GLPA collection now available

The Greater London Pensioners Association archive is now available for you to research and visit.

The pensions battleground

30 years ago, pension disputes rarely figured as concerns of employers and trustees, let alone made news headlines. Times have changed.

Pensions Archive Trust holds its 2024 AGM

PAT held its 2024 Annual General Meeting on 7 February 2024 at the London Metropolitan Archives. The directors and other members of the company were joined by a number of PAT friends and ...

There’s nothing like a review

In February 1996, pensions professionals were working out how to implement a new regulatory framework. The Pensions Act 1995 had been introduced with general support following a comprehensive ...

A New Start

On New Year’s Day 1909, the first British old age pension funded out of general taxation became payable. Well over 600,000 people were expected to be eligible.

Pension by-ways

The archives of the Pensions Archive Trust contain unexpected insights into our pensions past. Take for example our collections relating to nurses’ pensions. In 1887, with active encouragement ...

The Anniversary Waltz

In November 2021, the Pensions Management Institute celebrated its 45th anniversary. All anniversaries prompt reflection on the past and thoughts about the future, but to pensions professionals, ...

New Beginnings

The Association of Consulting Actuaries was formed over 70 years ago. Its evolution was documented in a short history of the Association, written by Ron Abbott and published in October 1991 to ...

Going back to school

September’s Pensions Awareness Week is the 10th anniversary of a campaign to encourage everyone to get to grips with retirement savings. Although not a new idea, pensions education has never ...