After over 40 years of providing good value low cost pensions to the UK plumbing industry, it has been decided that the Scheme will close to future benefit accrual on 30 June 2019. This means that no-one will build up any new benefits in the Scheme after 30 June. Plumbing employers must auto enrol their…Details
We’re delighted that one of our beneficiary member turns 100 today, joining our very small group of Plumbing Pensions Centenarians. We hope the 100th birthday celebrations go well. Its great that the Scheme has been able to provide a steady income every month for so many years. We hope that our group of Centenarians continues…Details
The Trustee and the Constituent Organisations that manage the Scheme have considered the consultation feedback but have not yet reached agreement on the next steps. This means that the Scheme may not close on 30 June 2019. If the Scheme does not close on 30 June 2019, employers and employees will need to continue contributing…Details
Please note that there is no increase to Contribution Rates from 6 April 2019.
The 29th March Brexit deadline when the UK is due to leave the European Union is getting close. We want to reassure members that we will continue to pay pensions as normal. There remains a lot of uncertainty about Brexit and how or when it might happen. We are monitoring the situation and taking steps to…Details
The Trustee has sent active members a booklet about the proposed Scheme closure consultation. The Trustee is considering whether to close the Scheme to future benefit accrual from 30 June 2019. If the Scheme closes to future benefit accrual, the Scheme will continue to pay benefits earned before 30 June 2019. Further information can be…Details
The Trustee has written to participating employers about a proposal to close the Scheme to future benefit accrual from a date to be agreed. The Trustee believes the increases in contributions needed to cover the cost of future benefit accrual would be unaffordable for many employees and employers. The Trustee is initially seeking feedback from employers.…Details
We have received reports that a scammer is calling people using our number. We would never ask for credit card details. If you have received a suspicious call, please call us on 03457 656 565 to let us know and check out the Pensions Scams section.
You may have heard that the Scheme has a large deficit that could damage plumbing firms. You may be worried about this and wonder whether your benefits are safe. The Scheme is currently paying, and intends to continue paying all members benefits in full. The Scheme is run by a Board of Trustee Directors. The…Details
The Trustee Directors have recently agreed a Rule change with the Association (APHC), the Federation (SNIPEF) and the Union (Unite). The rule change means that for the period up to 31 December 2018, no Participating Employer can cease to participate in the Scheme or be discharged from their past, present or future obligations under the…Details