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About the Pensions Archive

The history of occupational pensions within the United Kingdom has been a progressive development over very many years, to the increasing advantage of retiring employees. It has been hailed by successive governments, and by many others, at home and abroad, as a remarkable success story.

But mistakes have been made, too, and, especially in view of the problems which have occurred to pension schemes in recent years, it is very important that the means of learning from both the successes and the shortcomings, over past years and into the present day, should be maintained for all time.

As things stand, the diversity and sheer volume of the information involved makes this a near impossibility.  Also, there is unfortunately a real danger that much of the documentation of that history and its ongoing evolution will be lost, not least due to the takeovers of a number of employing companies and firms of advisors.

So our aim is to try to ensure that as much of this material as possible is gathered together through a Pensions Archive, which concerns all matters affecting the management and development of occupational and personal pensions, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Read more about the history of the Pensions Archive Trust

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Read about who runs the Pensions Archive Trust




We would much appreciate your comments on the Pensions Archive's collection of materials and on our website and its contents generally.  Do please send your thoughts and observations to


The Pensions Archive Trust - Registered Charity No. 1122633    

Chairman - Jeff Highfield