David  Davison

David Davison

Head of public sector, charities and not-for-profit, Spence & Partners

David is a director at Spence & Partners Actuaries and Dalriada Trustees.

He performs the role of a professional pension scheme trustee and specialises in providing pensions advice to charities and not-for-profit organisations, especially those who run their own final salary schemes or who participate in the LGPS and multi-employer schemes.


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New measures could help charities in local government pension schemes

David Davison says that many charities have historically wanted to pull out of local government pension schemes, but not been able to afford to; new proposals could help them out.


David Davison says charities must act now to convince the government to change the law.


David Davison urges charities that participate in local government pension schemes to respond to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation.  

Will your charity lose out when the Pension Protection Fund changes its levies?

A new way of calculating PPF levies for not-for-profit organisations is likely to save most charities money, says David Davison, but a few could be big losers.

Growth Plan saga nears its end

New clarity in the provisions of Growth Plan 3 means that charities in the scheme need to make sure they understand their position and the associated risks and costs, says David Davison.

Charities in local government pension schemes prepare for more funding pain

Last month charities under the London Pension Fund Authority scheme saw their payments sharply rise due to changes to how their debt and risk of default is calculated. David Davison warns other local government pension schemes could follow suit.

Charities must prepare for new pension accounting standard

David Davison reminds charities that FRS102 is just around the corner and it is essential that they prepare for it now.

Seven lessons from the collapse of People Can

People Can won't be the last charity to fall due to pension liabilities, says David Davison. But he hopes his seven lessons will help charities avoid a similar situation.

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