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06/12/2021|

Watch highlights from the BTPS annual conference

On 4 November, we held our annual conference for representatives from the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) and BT's Unions; CWU and Prospect.

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28/10/2021| PRIMARY

78,000 Members Register For New Member Portal

Just four months after launching its new online member portal, 78,000 of BT Pension Scheme’s (BTPS) c.275,000 members have registered to manage their pension digitally.

01/10/2021| PRIMARY

BTPS Annual Report & Accounts to 30 June 2021

BTPS has published its Report and Accounts for the year to 30 June 2021, which along with the financial statements, includes the Report by the Trustee on funding and investment activities, member services, and governance matters for the year. Our report on climate change and TCFD disclosures are also included as an appendix to the Report and Accounts.

17/09/2021| PRIMARY

Announcing the Advisory Group for ASCOR Project

Aktia Bank, Amundi, Colchester Global Investors, Franklin Templeton, MFS Investment Management, Ninety One and Wells Fargo Asset Management join the ASCOR Project Advisory Committee representing over US $5 trillion. SURA Asset Management, Latin America’s largest pension fund provider joins the ASCOR Project Steering Committee.

14/09/2021| PRIMARY

2021 Annual Member Newsletter

Our annual Member Newsletter is now live on the website and is being mailed to our members throughout September. We’ve covered lots of important information so make sure you keep an eye out for your copy!

13/09/2021| PRIMARY

Summary Funding Statement 2020

BTPS Trustee publishes Scheme Summary Funding Statement as at 30 June 2020.

01/07/2021| PRIMARY

BTPS publishes Responsible Investment and Stewardship Report

The BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) has published its first Responsible Investment and Stewardship Report.

14/05/2021| PRIMARY

Investors to develop new tool to assess Governments’ climate change governance and performance

Institutional investors, in collaboration with key investor networks, have spearheaded a project to create a new assessment framework enabling investors to fairly and appropriately measure, monitor and compare sovereigns’ current and future climate change governance and performance.

13/05/2021| PRIMARY

BT and Trustee announce agreement on the 2020 Valuation

Every three years, a formal valuation of the pension scheme is carried out. This is referred to as the ‘triennial valuation’ and is undertaken to ascertain the funding position of the Scheme and, to the extent the Scheme is in deficit, agree the level of contributions payable by BT in order to restore the funding position.

09/04/2021| PRIMARY

Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme, Ford Pension Schemes and Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme to seek Judicial Review of the decision effectively to replace RPI with CPIH from 2030

The trustees of the BT Pension Scheme, Ford Pension Schemes and Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme (“the Schemes”) today announced that they are seeking a judicial review of the decision effectively to replace RPI with CPIH from 2030.

23/02/2021| PRIMARY

Statement from Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme, Ford Pension Schemes and Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme

The Trustees of the BT Pension Scheme, Ford Pension Schemes and Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme have today announced that following their joint application the court has granted an extension of time in which to consider a potential application for a judicial review of the decision to align RPI with CPIH from 2030.

06/01/2021| PRIMARY

New online services are coming soon

Following members’ feedback, we have been investing in technology and modernising our online services. The new website and member portal will be going live later this spring (exact dates available soon) and everything will be moving across to a new web address: btps.co.uk.

06/01/2021| PRIMARY

BTPSM appoints Wyn Francis as Chief Investment Officer

BT Pension Scheme Management (‘BTPSM’) has announced, with immediate effect, the appointment of Wyn Francis as Chief Investment Officer. Wyn succeeds Frank Naylor who is retiring on 30 June after 16 years. Frank will remain with BTPSM working towards completing a range of key projects before his retirement.

01/01/2021| PRIMARY

Court of appeal - Judicial Review update

In November last year, BT brought proceedings in the High Court challenging the validity of a decision taken by HM Treasury (HMT) about how benefits are increased in public sector pension schemes.

01/12/2020| PRIMARY

GMP Court ruling update

You may be aware that the Trustees have been in discussions with their advisers as to the steps the Scheme should take with regards to the “equalisation” of certain pension benefits.

30/11/2020| PRIMARY

Reforming the Retail Prices Index – changes from 2030

Every month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the inflation rate in the UK by calculating the change in prices of a representative basket of goods and services.

07/10/2020| PRIMARY

BT Pension Scheme sets 2035 net zero goal for its entire £55bn portfolio

Over the next fifteen years, the majority of the Scheme’s assets will be reinvested creating a unique opportunity to invest in companies that have lower emissions and increase investment in transition solutions

17/09/2020| PRIMARY

BTPS appoints Chris Cheetham as Trustee Director

The BT Pension Scheme (‘BTPS’ or the ‘Scheme’) has announced, with immediate effect, the appointment of Chris Cheetham as Trustee Director. He succeeds David Felder who is stepping down from the Board after nine years’ service.

10/09/2020| PRIMARY

2020 Annual Member Newsletter

Our annual Member Newsletter is now live on the website and is being mailed to our members throughout September. We’ve covered lots of important information so make sure you keep an eye out for your copy!

30/03/2020| PRIMARY

BT Pension Scheme appoints three new Trustees

The BT Pension Scheme (BTPS or the Scheme) has announced three new appointments to its Trustee Board.

20/03/2020| PRIMARY

Coronavirus update for members

As the impact of the coronavirus is felt across the UK, we want to reassure members that looking after their pension is our top priority.

01/12/2019| PRIMARY

BT Pension Scheme Management acquires pensions software firm Procentia

BT Pension Scheme Management (BTPSM), the executive arm of the UK’s largest private sector pension scheme, has today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Procentia, a market-leading pensions software company for an undisclosed sum.