Our skills can particularly help government in complex areas where long term risk and uncertainty feature most heavily.
GAD is a non ministerial department.
Please click for a brief introduction to GAD. To keep up to date on topical issues relevant to UK public sector finances and to gain insight into the areas in which we focus please read our quarterly ‘eNews’ articles.
We work as actuaries and advisers for the public sector (UK and overseas) and also for private sector clients, where this is consistent with government policy and does not impair our ability to serve the UK government.
Our key areas of work are:
- pensions and social security
- insurance and investment
- modelling and quality assurance
Please click to find out more about our services
As a ‘shared service’ supplier to the UK government and the devolved administrations, our aim is to deliver high quality service, actuarial analysis and policy advice. To achieve this we work to a professional code and standards designed to give assurance on quality and consistency.
We don’t exist to make a profit or to grow business for its own sake, but to do the best we can in the interests of the taxpayer.
Please refer to our vision, mission and values and our department strategy which sets out our aims and strategic priorities for 2015 to 2020.
Who we are
We employ approximately 160 staff across 2 offices, with over 100 of them being qualified or trainee actuaries. The Government Actuary is Martin Clarke.
Our head office is in central London and we have an office in Edinburgh.