What we do
The OPA expresses the views of all member associations whether representatives of traditional Final Salary Schemes (Defined Benefit), Career Average Schemes and Money Purchase Schemes (Defined Contribution) or hybrids of these types of scheme.
The Alliance policy is determined by the Council in consultation with its member associations. It lobbies parliament and responds to government enquiries on any matters concerning occupational pensions. Our constitution is available here.
The OPA’s services to members include keeping members informed on current pension issues and offering advice based on other member associations’ experiences (but not legal advice).
The OPA also conducts surveys of its members’ schemes to help Council formulate our policies. Please see how you can help in this.
The OPA also offers to those who do not have their own websites the hosting of single webpages to publicise details of individual member associations.
Would you like to join us? See How to Join
What We Seek:
The OPA believes that the protection and promotion of good occupational pension schemes is vital for the well being of today’s and future pensioners. To achieve this the Government must:
The strongest power for good there could be is the engagement of the scheme members. That power is stifled by current laws that allow scheme members to be patronised and misled, while scheme member associations are unable to compete with the lobbying from those who make a living out of pension provision.