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  • 12 Mar 2020

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    Your 2020 pension increase

    For the 2020/2021 tax year, your pension will increase by up to 1.7% if your pension is in payment or you are a preserved member. The increase will be effective from 6 April 2020.
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  • 12 Mar 2020

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    Budget 2020 – key points for pensions

    Following on from the general election, the new government’s first Budget took place on 11 March 2020.
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  • 02 Mar 2020

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    Start your pension planning early

    Whether you're 20-something or have a few more years to account for, pension planning can seem a bit daunting.
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  • 04 Feb 2020

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    The latest issue of Review is here!

    The Review newsletter is now available online for members who are currently paying into the Railways Pension Scheme.
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  • 10 Oct 2019

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    A rising State Pension age

    In recent years, the State Pension age (SPA) has increased from 60 to 65 and beyond. The rise to 66 for both sexes is currently in progress and the age will increase yet again in the following decades with increases to age 68 already in law.
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  • 06 Aug 2019

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    Centenary event to honour railway war service

    Current and retired members of the railway industry are invited to register their interest to attend a special remembrance ceremony to recognise the rail workers who gave their lives in service during World War One.
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  • 06 Aug 2019

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    IWDC Section awarded ‘master trust’ authorisation

    The Industry-Wide Defined Contribution (IWDC) Section of the Railways Pension Scheme has successfully received master trust authorisation from The Pensions Regulator.
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  • 18 Jul 2019

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    Summer Review has arrived

    If you have a defined benefit pension, this is the newsletter for you.
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  • 25 Jun 2019

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    Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

    The 2019 newsletter for members with preserved benefits is available to read online.
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  • 20 Jun 2019

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    RPS Report & Accounts 2018 is online now

    This report is a financial overview of the Scheme for the year up to 31 December 2018.
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  • 14 May 2019

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    IWDC member newsletter online now

    Members of the IWDC section can check out the annual Insight newsletter for the latest updates.
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  • 29 Apr 2019

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    New financial and pensions guidance body

    At the start of 2019, a new single financial guidance body was setup to bring together and replace the Money Advice Service, the Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and Pension Wise.
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