Governance Advisory Arrangement

Pension providers operating workplace pension plans or offering investment pathways are required to have an Independent Governance Committee or establish a Governance Advisory Arrangement ("GAA"), whose principal function is to:

  • act solely in the interests of the members of those pension plans and pathway investors;
  • assess the ‘value for money’ delivered by the pension plans or investment pathways to those members; and
  • provide an independent consideration of the policies on Environmental, Social and Governance financial considerations, non-financial matters and stewardship for pensions and products in scope

PTL Governance Limited (PTL) provide independent governance services for our workplace pension plans and investment pathways.

Governance Advisory Arrangement – Workplace Personal Pensions - Terms of Reference

Governance Advisory Arrangement – Investment Pathways - Terms of Reference

Governance Advisory Arrangement Report - April 2020

Governance Advisory Arrangement's Annual Report – Workplace Personal Pensions July 2021

Governance Advisory Arrangement's Annual Report – Investment Pathways July 2021

Kindly note the investment costs and charges referred to in the reports are the same for different employers and pension schemes.

If you are a workplace personal pension policyholder or use an investment pathway and have any questions, require any further information, or wish to make any representation to the GAA, please contact us. Alternatively, you can contact the GAA directly at