The 2018 Trustee newsletter is now available and can be found on the Useful documents page. Members will receive a copy in the post over the next few weeks.
Are you looking to make a change to your regular additional voluntary contribution (AVC) payments in this tax year?
BT has sent an update to all active members of the Scheme giving information about the outcome of the employee consultation.
BT to appeal recent High Court judgment regarding BT’s ability to change from RPI to another index for the purpose of calculating future pension increases for Section C.
The High Court has published its judgment regarding BT’s ability to change from RPI to another index for calculating Section C pension increases.
This section provides you with details on how to go about making your AVC choices. Click on the question relevant to you for further details:
If you would like to make or increase your AVC contributions please read the following carefully before completing your application. You can apply online through the Pensions Portal.
When completing the forms, you are asked to choose between an AVC fund invested with LGIM, Standard Life or Santander. You can pay your contributions to one or more of these funds.
Think it over carefully before you make any decision.
You can choose one or more of the AVC funds to invest in, and you can move your investments from one fund to another. For example, you may wish to consider moving your entire AVC fund to the Santander account when you are near retirement if you think the value is less likely to fluctuate. A limited number of switches can be made without any charge, but you will be advised if more frequent transfers will incur a charge.
If you wish to transfer some or all of your existing AVC funds to other funds within the AVC facility, or you can action this online through the Pensions Portal.
You may wish to keep your existing funds invested where they are, but direct future contributions to one or more different funds.
If you wish to direct future contributions to a different fund or funds you can action this online through the Pensions Portal.
Please select from section A, B or C
For members who joined the Scheme before 1 December 1971
For members who joined the Scheme before 1 December 1971 and 31 March 1986
For members who joined the Scheme on or from 1 April 1986 but before the Scheme closed on 31 March 2001