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How can you help yourself?

Action Fraud have reported a 400% increase in scams as a result of coronavirus-related fraud with total losses reaching nearly £970,000. It’s more important than ever to ensure the safety of your pension, so if you receive an unsolicited phone call, or any paperwork asking for an immediate signature, it’s... Read more...

Pension Scams – stay vigilant

Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that we all need to be aware of fraud and how to make sure we avoid it. It appears that scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 epidemic to devise new ways to attempt to de-fraud people, so we are asking you to... Read more...

State Pensions increase by 3.9%

From 6 April 2020, the State Pension, for those who reached their State Pension Age on or after 6 April 2016 will rise by 3.9% to £175.20 a week (£9,110.40 a year). For those who reached their State Pension Age before 6 April 2016, they will see their Basic State... Read more...

Equitable Life update

Some members of the Plan currently have Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) invested with Equitable Life as part of a Group Policy where the Trustee is the Policyholder. In 2018, Equitable Life announced their intention to withdraw from the market and transfer their business to Utmost Life and Pensions. The proposed... Read more...

Work and Pensions Minister Amber Rudd remains in post

Wednesday 24 July heralded a new era for British politics with Boris Johnson taking the reigns as Britain’s latest Prime Minister. His first job, to appoint his Cabinet colleagues saw the biggest ministerial shake up in living history. Whilst Mr Johnson’s appointments will see a number of Government Departments with... Read more...