The NTL Pension Association exists to represent the interests of members of the NTL Pension Plan. The Plan’s sponsoring employer is Virgin Media and members of the Plan are former employees of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and/or NTL who are now either retired, working for Virgin Media or working in Arqiva or elsewhere but with a deferred pension in the Plan.

If you are member of the NTL Pension Plan, but have not yet joined NTLPA please take a look at  About Us, then consider becoming an NTLPA member by joining the Association. This page contains the necessary forms for postal or online applications. The Association is open to all Plan members whether pensioner, deferred or a dependant of a former member. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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AGM 2019 – 5/10/19 at Arqiva Emley Moor

The 2019 NTLPA AGM will be held on Saturday 5th October at the Emley Moor site in Yorkshire.   Please put the date in your diary.  Details and further info appear in the Sept 2019 Newsletter and full info is on the AGM section of this website.  You’ll need to log in to get the documents.  If you can’t remember how to log in look at your most recent Newsletter.  The instructions are at the bottom of the last page.

Please notify the secretary, Mike Thorne, if you intend to be there and to have the free lunch.  (There’s a tru-ism or a joke there somewhere…) My apologies that the Secretary’s address was wrongly given in the Sept newsletter.  If I put it in full here it will be spammed so use your knowledge of how addresses are constructed.  It’s     Secretary(at)ntlpa.org.uk.

Some members are staying overnight on the Saturday and will no doubt have a glass or two in The Three Acres nearby.  There will be a tour of the Emley Moor complex and a talk about its role in life as the Arqiva national control centre.

Next Pub Lunch

The next committee meeting will be held on Friday 20th September 2019. This will be followed, from about 12.30, by an informal pub lunch in Stockbridge that all members and friends are welcome to attend. This will be held at the White Hart (SO20 6HF). If there are any issues that you would like the committee to consider please email the Secretary (link). Last date for 2019 is 15th November. Provisional dates for 2020 are 17th January, 21st March, 15th May, 17th July, 18th September and 20th November.

Virgin Media results – Q2 19

The Virgin Media financial results for the quarter up to June 2019 have just been posted by Liberty Global. There ia a summary article here which also contains a link to the full results if you want to dig deeper. The interesting top line is that while 7,100 broadband customers were added the number of tv subscribers dropped by 24,600. This presumably reflects the move by many to watch more tv content via the internet rather than the more traditional terrestrial, cable or satellite options. Somewhat surprisingly the number of phone subscribers increased though, as some have commented, this may be more due to the deals available from Virgin rather than actual demand.


The 2019 spring golf competition took place on Thursday 4th April 2019. For full details click here.

The autumn meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd October. See here for details.


You have probably been bombarded with emails recently about the recent changes to legislation aimed at protecting personal data. We have considered the implications of this for NTLPA and have produced a policy statement on this, the current version of which can be seen here.

Christmas at Crawley Court

Do you remember the occasional Christmas Pantomime at Crawley Court? Well an old script of one has just turned up. If you’d like to relive the experience(!) it can be seen here. We don’t know the author(s) or the year, although 1993 is mentioned in the script, but the players are detailed on page 1. If you have any more information (or scripts!) please email the webmaster.

Virgin Media discount offer

The discounted service offer for members living in cabled areas has been updated. Logged in members can view details here. If you decide to apply for this offer please also let us know by emailing chairman@ntlpa.org.uk so that we can check that things go smoothly.

Email appeal from the Secretary!

We have valid email addresses for most members but we have never had addresses for a few of you who joined before email was commonplace. Also, a few of you may have changed email address and forgotten to notify us. This may (or may not) give rise to error messages which annoy our Secretary! We don’t email a lot, we sent pub lunch reminders to those within reasonable distance (and you can opt in or out of this), and occasionally notifications of other events such as our AGM. You can also choose to receive the newsletter by email rather than in print. So please, if you are no longer getting emails from us, or never have, please contact the secretary (details in Contact Us link above) with your details. Don’t worry if you don’t use email or prefer not to hear from us that way, you will still get everything, apart from topical items, in the newsletter – but you may not get them as quickly.

Official website for NTL Pension Plan

The official website for the NTL Pension Plan is operated by the Plan administrators, Punter Southall, on behalf of the Plan Trustees. The site contains all the key documents relating to the Plan such as the Plan Rules and Trust Deed, financial reports to the Trustees and Plan valuations. It also contains helpful documents and links for members. Documents that have been superceded are still available, for reference, in an Archive section.

The site is available to all plan members at www.ntlpensionplan.com. The site now requires a logon and details of this can be found on page 4 of the August 2017 Members’ annual newsletter from the Trustees. Do take a look and let one of the NTLPA committee know if you think any further improvements could be made. We’ll feed suggestions back to the Trustees.


Do you have a query or suggestion?   Then please use our on-line feedback form when submitting questions or ideas.  In addition, use the same form to contact the committee at any time if you have any matters you would like to raise.