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1 - Valuation 2018

Every three years, the Trustee is required to undertake an Actuarial Valuation to examine the financial position of the Plan. The last full Valuation was undertaken as at 30 June 2018 and was completed May 2019 Valuation Talk has now been issued to all members and is now available on the website Cl...
2 - The MND Nomination & Selection Process 2019

The MND Nomination & Selection Process for 2019 To find out the latest news on the MND Nomination & Selection Process for 2019 Click>MND Nomination & Selection Process
3 - Pensions Talk February 2019

Pensions Talk is the Trustee newsletter. The newsletter is produced every year to help keep you up to date with information about your pension. To view the latest and previous Pensions Talk Click>Pensions Talk.
4 - Pensions cold-calling banned - 9 January 2019

As of 9 January 2019 companies that make unwanted, unsolicited phone calls to people about their pensions may face enforcement action, including fines of up to half a million pounds. For more information from the GOV.UK website Click>Pensions cold-calling banned - 9 January 2019
5 - Pensioner Pay Dates April 2019 to March 2020

The list for Pensioner Pay Dates April 2019 to March 2020 is now available for you to view or download. For more information please Click>Pension Payroll Information
6 - The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund - Update...

The Sir George Earl Benevolent Fund and the Trustees have some important news regarding the future of the fund. To find out more Click>The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund
7 - Annual Report and Accounts 2017

Each year the Trustee of the Plan is required to prepare the Trustee Report and Accounts. The results are summarised and circulated to the full membership of the Plan in an annual edition of PensionsTALK. To View the latest and previous Report & Accounts Click>Report and Accounts
8 - Summary Funding Statement 2017

The latest Summary Funding Statement has now been made avaliable. To view the latest and previous Summary Funding Statements Click>Summary Funding Statement.
9 - Privacy Notice

The Trustee holds certain personal data about you and your dependants. Full details of the types of personal data the Trustee holds, how it uses that information and who it shares it with are set out in the Trustee's privacy notice - Click>Here
10 - Change of Trustee Chairman

Change of Trustee Chairman - for the latest news click>Trustee update
11 - Mind the Gap - State Pension Age

Many of our members will have a State Pension Age that has already been changed to 66 or 67.  A further rise to 68 is currently scheduled to start in 2044 - this date may be brought forward if the Government thinks it appropriate, in the light of changes in life expectancy or wider changes in s...
12 - The Lafarge Holcim merger and the 2015 Valuat...

You may recall that, prior to the completion of the Lafarge Holcim merger in mid-July 2015, undertakings had been given by the Boards of both Lafarge and Holcim to have discussions with the Trustee Board following the merger with a view to agreeing long-term support for the Plan under the new owners...
13 - Post Brexit Investment position

The result of the UK’s recent EU Referendum vote was unexpected, and has led to significant turbulence in financial markets around the world. This volatility is likely to persist for some time to come. Stock markets have seen material volatility, as have government bonds, and the pound has fal...
14 - UPDATE - Merger and Trustee

An update for members following the launch of LafargeHolcim. To find out more, please Click>Merger Last update - 15 July 2015
15 - Extra Tax Relief - Marriage Allowance

Did you know that if you were born on or after 6 April 1935 and are married or in a civil relationship and one of you has an income of £10,600 or less per year. from 6 April 2015, you may be able to reduce your husband, wife or civil partner's tax by £212. For more information or to reg...
16 - WARNING – "A lifetime's savings lost in a m...

Pension scammers are singling out pension savers and claiming that they can help people cash in their pension early. Deferred pensioners who agree to this could face a tax bill of more than half their pension savings. The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has continued its campaign ...