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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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  • 08 Apr 2019

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    Lifetime Allowance increase for 2019/20

    The Lifetime Allowance (LTA) increased to £1,055,000 from 6 April 2019.
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  • 03 Apr 2019

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    Spring Penfriend has arrived

    Our pensioner newsletter is available today.
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  • 01 Apr 2019

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    Auto Enrolment contributions – does this affect you?

    From 6 April, there will be an increase in the contributions that some Industry-Wide Defined Contribution (IWDC) Section members – and their employers – need to make each month.
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  • 15 Mar 2019

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    RPS Trustee announces new Chair

    The Railway Pensions Trustee Company Limited (RPTCL) has announced the appointment of Chris Hannon as the new Chair of its Trustee Board, following a unanimous vote at its Board meeting on 13 March 2019.
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