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About us

Actuaries have analytical skills that help decision makers take account of financial risk and uncertainty. At the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) our mission is to support effective decision-making and robust reporting within government as the first-choice provider of actuarial and specialist analysis, advice and assurance.

We have a complex and pivotal role in helping the government spend wisely and save money. We apply specialist skills in insurance, investment, modelling, quality assurance, pensions and social security.

About our blog  

Our blog posts explain the relevance of the work we do and provide actuarial views on topical issues as well as interesting insights into actuarial work.

We’ll share stories about how our projects translate to real-world solutions, demystifying the work of actuaries and sharing information about how our work impacts on various issues.