The NTL Pension Association exists to represent the interests of members of the NTL Pension Plan. We extend a warm welcome to all visitors to this site.
If you are an NTLPA member, please log-in on the right side of this page to view a wider selection of postings. This includes a selection of “Press Cuttings” concerning pension matters amongst many other items likely to be of interest to members.
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.
File on 4 – How safe is your pension?
There was an interesting programme on BBC radio 4 on 11th October which looked in to the issues around the security of defined benefit pension schemes, particularly in the case of company takeovers. This is available in the BBC iPlayer, which currently says the episode will be available for over a year.
The AGM took place on 8th October at Emley Moor. It was well supported with about 40 members attending and many also taking advantage of a chance to visit some of the technical facilities. A report on the AGM will be published in the December newsletter.
Newsletter Error Aug 2016. Humble Pie…
The eagle eyed, led by Bob Wellbeloved, will have noticed my error in the latest Newsletter. In my piece on P2 on the recent meeting with the Trustees, I incorrectly stated that the planned target date for fully funding the Plan was 2016. In fact it’s 2026. My apologies to all those who took greater fright than necessary.
I’ve seen information subsequently to confirm that we’re far from alone in this sudden shift in the fortunes of the Plan. Most pension schemes are similarly affected. Bond yields and interest rates are the driving forces. I leave it to others to decide why that is happening. Mike Thorne
Next Pub Lunch
The next committee meeting will be held on Friday 25th November. This will be followed by the usual informal pub lunch from about 1pm at the White Hart in Stockbridge, SO20 6HF (map) at which all members and friends will be welcome. If there are any issues that you would like the committee to consider please email the Secretary (link).
The Autum Golf meeting took place on 29th September – report to follow. The report on last Spring’s event, which was held on 7th April, can be seen here.
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.
Potters Heron reunion 2016 – photos
There are now some photos taken at the Potters Heron reunion available in the gallery. Just follow the link in the bottom right corner of this page where they can be viewed as a slideshow (icon in top left corner when 2016 page is opened). Thanks to Sheana Webster for the majority of these and also to Mike Thorne for a few more.
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 now freely available to all without the need for a password and login and the link is now a much more memorable www.ntlpensionplan.com. 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.
Virgin Media discount offer
The discounted service offer for members living in cabled areas remains available although it has changed somewhat since it was originally advertised in the newsletter. It is equivalent to a £10 per month discount for life, not just the length of the contract. If you are interested in this offer please contact email@example.com initially for further information.
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.