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BT Pension Scheme to sell majority stake in Hermes

April 2018

Federated Investors, Inc. to Acquire Majority Interest in London-based integrated ESG Manager Hermes Investment Management from BT Pension Scheme. ... Read more

Section C Court Case: Appeal

April 2018

​Further to our update in February, BT was granted permission to appeal the High Court judgment to the Court of Appeal. ... Read more

Closure of the BT Pension Scheme

March 2018

BT has announced the closure of Section B and C of the Scheme to future accrual in early summer 2018, having reached an agreement with the Communication Workers Union and Prospect. ... Read more

2018 Trustee Newsletter now available

February 2018

​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. ... Read more

Additional Voluntary Contributions deadlines for active members

February 2018

​Are you looking to make a change to your regular additional voluntary contribution (AVC) payments in this tax year? ... Read more

Update on BT employee consultation

February 2018

​BT has sent an update to all active members of the Scheme giving information about the outcome of the employee consultation. ... Read more

Section C Court Case: BT to appeal judgment

February 2018

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. ... Read more

Section C Court Case: Judgment

January 2018

The High Court has published its judgment regarding BT’s ability to change from RPI to another index for calculating Section C pension increases. ... Read more

Section C Court Case

December 2017

Further to the letter sent to all Section C members of the Scheme in September 2017. ... Read more

New BT Pension Scheme Portal for Active members

December 2017

Designed to help you manage your pension benefits online, our new Portal is now LIVE. ... Read more

BT Review of BTPS Benefits: Update for Active members

November 2017

Information on the proposed benefit changes for active members can be found in the consultation booklet provided to you by BT. ... Read more

Reduction in the MPAA

October 2017

In the March 2017 budget it was announced that the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) would be reduced from £10,000 a year to £4,000 a year with effect from 6 April 2017. ... Read more

Important message about a new Pensions Administration System for BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) members

October 2017

​On 1st December 2017 we will be moving to a new and improved system to manage members’ pensions. ... Read more

BT Review of BTPS benefits: Update

August 2017

​Since our initial posting on 30 May informing you of BT’s proposed benefit review, BT has engaged with employees and the unions, including representatives from CWU and Prospect. ... Read more

Summary Funding Statement 2017 now available

June 2017

The Trustee has now published the Summary Funding Statement outlining the results of the 30 June 2016 actuarial interim assessment. ... Read more

BT review of BTPS benefits

May 2017

BT have announced that they have commenced a review of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) benefits. ... Read more

How much will your State Pension be?

May 2017

Reforms in April 2016 introduced the new State Pension. Most people reaching State Pension Age this year won’t be entitled to the full amount. How much will your State Pension be? ... Read more

Snap general election halts decision to reduce MPAA

April 2017

​​Following the announcement of a general election, the Government is expediting the Finance (No 2) Bill before Parliament is dissolved on 3 May 2017. ... Read more

Treasury rules out any changes to UK’s pensions taxation process

April 2017

​After much speculation, the Treasury has announced that it would not be looking to implement ‘significant changes’ to the UK’s pension taxation system. ... Read more

​Could more people be affected by the rise in the State Pension Age?

March 2017

Under current plans the State Pension Age is due to rise to age 68 by 2046. However, an independent report suggests that it should rise to age 68 by 2039 instead. ... Read more

BTPS response to Ofcom's Openreach proposals

December 2016

On 26 July Ofcom set out proposals for the establishment of Openreach as a separate company owned by BT plc ... Read more

2016 Autumn Budget – Pensions key points

December 2016

On 24 November 2016, Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget Statement. The key points... ... Read more

Equitable life issues Q&As on capital distribution

December 2016

​In October 2016 we wrote to all of our members who have Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) invested in the Equitable Life with-profits fund. ... Read more

How the Government is planning on tackling pension scams

November 2016

In the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, Philip Hammond announced he wanted to take positive action to prevent pension scams. ... Read more

How to protect yourself from pension scams

November 2016

Taking simple steps to protect yourself from pension scams, is the best way to protect your pension scheme assets. ... Read more