United Kingdom


  • Industry: Government & Public Sector, Social Housing, Local Government
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 27/03/2013

National Housing Federation appoints KPMG as pensions partner 

The National Housing Federation, the main trade body for the social housing sector, representing 1200 Housing Associations in England, has appointed KPMG as its pensions partner.


Stuart Ropke, the Federation’s Assistant Director of Research and Futures, said: “We recognise that the subject of pensions is becoming an increasingly important issue for our members and are delighted to confirm KPMG as our pensions partner.  We have been working closely with KPMG over the past 18 months and believe that the formal appointment will allow us to use the firm’s expertise to offer our members the guidance and assistance they require and enable us to influence key decision makers in the sector.”


The pensions issues affecting Registered Providers will come to a head over the next year with the introduction of auto-enrolment, more pensions tax changes and the results of the latest Local Government Pension Scheme and Social Housing Pension Scheme valuations. Across the sector pension costs will continue to increase unless action is taken and employers are seeking ways to manage this whilst still providing high quality pensions.


Steve Simkins, Head of Public Sector Pensions at KPMG, said: “I am delighted to continue our work with the Federation as it pensions partner.  Not only do we understand the issues faced by individual Registered Providers, our work with many social housing clients gives us a useful sector perspective. We have identified ways in which the sector can manage its collective pensions exposure with assets well in excess of £5bn and believe that a partnership approach stands to bring significant efficiencies. ”




For further media information please contact:


Alison Anderson, KPMG Corporate Communications

T: 0113 254 2980 E: alison.anderson@kpmg.co.uk


About KPMG:


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.8 billion in the year ended September 2012. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.



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