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25/03/2020 - PENSION INCREASES 2020 - The increase to pensions in payment from April 2020, in line with the Rules of the Scheme is 2.5%. The statutory increase to the Post 88 GMP this year will be 1.7%. The increase confirmation letters are planned to be posted by 17th April but we will update the web site if this is likely to change due to the current situation with Corona Virus. If you have any queries on pension increases there is a Questions and Answers document available on the website here.

17/03/2020 - Coronavirus Update - As you are aware the changes being implemented to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak are having an effect on all industries. During this difficult period you can of course still request information on your pension in the Pearl Group Staff Pension Scheme, but we would appreciate it if members could either refrain from making non-urgent requests or specify the urgency when you make the request. We normally aim to process all requests within 8 working days, however, please note that during this difficult period we are prioritising work to ensure that new pensions are set up, urgent payments are made and existing pensioners continue to be paid on time. If your request is not urgent or time critical it may take longer than normal for us to provide the information requested. We would appreciate it if you do not chase for non-urgent information during this time. Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

12/03/2020 - The Trustee's Report to members for the year ended 30 June 2019 has now been sent to all members. A copy of the report can be found under the Short Reports section of the Members Documents page here



Documents

This page contains some of the key documents relating to the Scheme.

Complaints Procedure

The Trustee of your pension scheme is responsible by law for setting up a formal procedure to sort out any complaints involving the Pearl Group Staff Pension Scheme.

We hope that in most cases any problems can be resolved without the need to use this official procedure. But if a dispute arises that cannot be resolved informally please refer to the following procedure

Pensions News

The magazine is a way of keeping the pensioners in touch with each other in a way that they are able to share any interesting news regarding events, hobbies and outings which they are, or may be, involved in. It also gives us an opportunity to update the pensioners on any changes that occur to the Scheme or Pearl Group itself. The majority of the articles are supplied by the Secretary/members of the pensioner associations listed on the back page.

Past editions of the Pensions News magazine can be found below:

  • Pension News Dec 19.pdf
  • Pension News June 19.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 18.pdf
  • Pension News June 18.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 17.pdf
  • Pension News June 17.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 16.pdf
  • Pension News June 16.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 15.pdf
  • Pension News June 15.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 14.pdf
  • Pension News June 14.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 13.pdf
  • Pension News June 13.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 12.pdf
  • Pension News June 12.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 11.pdf
  • Pension News June 11.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 10.pdf
  • Pension News June 10.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 09.pdf
  • Pension News June 09.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 08.pdf
  • Pension News June 08.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 07.pdf
  • Pension News June 07.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 06.pdf
  • Pension News June 06.pdf
  • Pension News Dec 05.pdf
  • Pension News June 05.pdf
  • Short Reports

    Each year the Trustees of the Scheme produce a short report that contains a summary of the Annual Report & Accounts for the Scheme and details of any current Scheme issues. From 2006 this document contains the Summary Funding Statement that is required to be issued to members.

    The short reports can be found below:

  • Short Report 2019 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2018 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2017 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2016 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2015 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2014 - Your Pension Matters.pdf
  • Short Report 2013.pdf
  • Short Report 2012.pdf
  • Short Report 2011.pdf
  • Short Report 2010.pdf
  • Short Report 2009.pdf
  • Short Report 2008.pdf
  • Short Report 2007.pdf
  • Short Report 2006.pdf
  • Short Report 2005.pdf
  • Short Report 2004.pdf
  • Short Report 2003.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Reports

    Every three years the Scheme Actuary carries out a valuation to determine its abilty to pay members benefits and to advise on the appropriate level of future company contributions.

    The summary of the report can be found below:

  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2018.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2015.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2012.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2009.pdf
  • Summary Funding Statement 2007.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2006.pdf
  • Pearl Scheme Benefits.pdf
  • Q & A's for Actuarial Valuation Report 2006.pdf
  • Actuarial Valuation Report 2003.pdf