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  • 06 March 2019

    Deadlines for CARE members

    Applications for Added Pension or Effective Pension Age must be completed in April.


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  • 06 March 2019

    New name unveiled for Single Financial Guidance Body

    From 6 April, the Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) will be re-named as the Money and Pensions Service.


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  • 06 March 2019

    Keep your pension safe!

    New laws have been passed to stop fraudsters targeting your pension - but make sure you know the warning signs.


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  • 15 May 2018

    Changes to data protection laws

    Changes to the way your personal data is managed come into force from 25 May 2018 when ​the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is introduced.


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  • 11 May 2018

    Tax treatment of pension benefits

    The next in a series of Pension Taxation seminars will be held on 16 May 2018.


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  • 03 April 2018

    Actuarial valuation

    The Government Actuary’s report on the actuarial valuation as at 1 April 2017 has now been finalised and can be reviewed online.


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  • 14 February 2018

    The 2017 Annual Review report is now available

    Read the latest Annual Review to keep abreast of the latest Fund news.


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  • 05 February 2018

    Added Pension and Effective Pension Age deadlines

    Please remember the April deadline for applications for Added Pension or Effective Pension Age.


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  • 02 February 2018

    Please spare five minutes

    Have you completed your Death benefit nomination form? If you have, that's great, but circumstances can change so you should review your choices at regular intervals.


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  • 17 January 2018

    A quiet Budget for pensions

    The Autumn Budget 2017 included little on the subject of pensions. However, you should be aware of a few developments.


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  • 17 January 2018

    Money Purchase Annual Allowance reduction

    The reduction to the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (announced in the 2017 Spring Budget) has recently been brought into law.


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  • 17 January 2018

    Charge on overseas pension transfers

    If you transfer your pension to a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme (QROPS), you may be charged 25% of your pension benefits.


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  • 17 January 2017

    Annual accounts available online

    You can find the latest facts and figures about the Scheme in the 2016-17 annual accounts.


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  • 24 June 2016

    Brexit referendum update

    Members’ pensions will continue to be paid as usual.


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  • 11 February 2016

    Tax allowance changes

    Changes to both the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance will come into effect from 6 April 2016.


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  • 05 January 2016

    PCPF annual accounts

    The PCPF annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2015 are now available.


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  • 06 July 2015

    Changes to the Lifetime Allowance

    From 6 April 2016, the Lifetime Allowance will reduce from £1.25 million to £1 million.


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  • 06 May 2015

    2015 Budget announcements

    An overview of the 2015 Budget’s main pension proposals.


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  • 16 March 2015

    Pension Wise service launches online

    The government has launched a free and impartial service to help you understand your new pension options.


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