The Pensions Team have put a number of alternative arrangements in place in order to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. This page will be kept updated with the latest information for retired members of the Fund.

During this time we cannot offer face to face appointments. We remain contactable by phone and email during normal office hours. We can send and receive documents electronically.

We are still able to receive physical post, although our ability to send any post is limited and there may be a delay in posting any documents out to you.

Please be assured that during this time the pensioner payroll will continue to run as normal and you will still be paid your pension on the expected day each month.

Keeping in touch

Please let us know your e-mail address so that we can quickly keep in touch with you during this time. Please send an e-mail to with your current e-mail address and we will update your records.

Payslips and P60's

We have now been able to issue P60's to all of our members who are receiving a pension. We expect to be able to issue any backdated payslips over the coming weeks.

You should shortly also receive a letter with details of how to sign up to a new service being offered by the Fund that will allow you to view your payslips and P60's online.

Pensions increase

For members who have been receiving their pension for more than one year, and for all dependant's pensions, an increase of 1.70% is due to be applied to your pension (in excess of the Guaranteed Minimum Pension - GMP) from 1 April 2020.

For all members who retired during the year, a proportionate increase is due as follows:

Pensions beginning Increase
8 April 2019 to 21 April 2019 1.7%
22 April 2019 to 21 May 2019 1.56%
22 May 2019 to 21 June 2019 1.42%
22 June 2019 to 21 July 2019 1.28%
22 July 2019 to 21 August 2019 1.13%
22 August 2019 to 21 September 2019 0.99%
22 September 2019 to 21 October 2019 0.85%
22 October 2019 to 21 November 2019 0.71%
22 November 2019 to 21 December 2019 0.57%
22 December 2019 to 21 January 2020 0.43%
22 January 2020 to 21 February 2020 0.28%
22 February 2020 to 21 March 2020 0.14%

Where any increase was due, it was applied on time and reflected in payments made on 30 April 2020.

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