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2019

Woodford Patient Capital Trust Statement

Statement with regards to the Woodford Patient Capital Trust.


Mailing dates for 2019 P60s and April payslips

We're aiming to mail WYPF, LPF and most firefighter pensioners their P60 end of year tax certificates (with a payslip showing any pensions increase due)


Equal survivor benefits for same-sex partners

Members who are in same-sex civil partnerships and same-sex marriages will now receive the same survivor benefits that widows in opposite-sex marriages already receive.


WYPF wins administration award

We are proud to announce that WYPF won the `Pensions Administration Award' at the Pensions Age Awards held in London on 28 February 2019.


Calculation Of LGPS Transfer Rate

All our systems are now fully up and running and normal service has been resumed. Thank you for your patience.


Additional Shareholder Engagement Success

WYPF became signatory to the Climate Action 100+ project at launch in 2017.


Lincolnshire's Jo Ray is a Rising Star

We’re pleased to announce that Jo Ray, Pension Fund Manager at Lincolnshire Pension Fund, won Rising Star of the Year 2019.


Cold-calling ban comes into force

Legislation to ban pensions cold-calling comes into force on 09/01/2019.


2018

Shareholder engagement success

Substantial progress is being made through engagement with companies regarding climate change.


LGPS transfer calculations suspended - expired

The calculation of transfers into and out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) had to be suspended....


Scheme Advisory Board – SAB meeting summary

Dear LGPS Colleague – The Scheme Advisory Board is keen to improve communication of the work it is undertaking on your behalf....


West Yorkshire Pension Fund annual meeting – 2018

Wednesday 31 October 2018 at the Banqueting Suite, City Hall in Bradford.


Early payment of deferred benefits

The Local Government Pension Scheme regulations changed on 14 May 2018 to allow payment of deferred benefits earlier, from age 55 instead of age 60....


New fire schemes coming soon

WYPF will soon be taking over administration for the....


Carillion collapse

We understand employees and pensioners of Carillion will be concerned by recent news of their collapse....


2017

West Yorkshire Pension Fund annual meeting – 2017 Fex

Held at the Banqueting Suite City Hall Centenary Square Bradford on Wednesday 1st November 2017.


Pension scams

Beware of cold calls, especially from people alleging to be from national organisations such as HM Revenue and Customs


Topping up your state pension

Whilst your LGPS pension forms a very important part of your retirement planning it is important not to forget about your State Pension.


2016

2016 Annual member meetings – expired

Bookings are now being taken for the West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Pension Funds annual member meetings.


Finance apprentice vacancies – expired

West Yorkshire Pension Fund have two vacancies for finance apprentices...


Calculation of LGPS transfer rate suspended – expired

The calculation of all transfers into and out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) has been suspended as a result of the change to the discount rate from 16 March 2016, as announced in the recent Budget....


Due a pension with us but lost the details?

If you believe you’re entitled to a pension with West Yorkshire Pension Fund or Lincolnshire Pension Fund but you’ve lost the details, please email us and we’ll check for you....


2015

Christmas and New Year closing 2015

Our offices will be closed for normal business from 3pm on 24th December to....


No more contracting out from April 2016

In April 2016 the government will simplify the state pension by replacing the existing basic state pension and additional state pension with the new single-tier state pension.


Lifetime allowance reduction

The Government is reducing the Lifetime Allowance for pension savings from £1.25 million to £1 million from April 2016. From 2018-19, the Lifetime Allowance will be increased by inflation (the Consumer Prices Index)....


WYPF wins award 'Best use of IT and Technology'

The winners of the Professional Pension Scheme of the Year awards were announced on 30 June 2015 and we’re very pleased to have won the ‘Best use of IT and Technology’ award....


WYPF has moved!

Our new offices opened on 15 June 2015 but our postal address remains the same....


WYPF is moving!

We’re about to move our offices to Aldermanbury House in central Bradford. If you’re planning a visit to our contact centre, please note our new location from Monday 15 June...


Active member newsletter

The active member spring 2015 newsletter is now available...


Annual meeting report 2014

We held our 2014 annual meeting on 7 November last year at ‘The Bradford Hotel’ in Bradford. About two hundred members joined us for the usual comprehensive analysis of our investment and administration performance over the year.


WYPF welcomes BP decision to support ‘Strategic Resilience' resolution

WYPF welcomes the decision by BP to recommend support for a resolution ‘Strategic Resilience’...5 Feb


WYPF welcomes climate resolution

WYPF welcomes Shell board support for 2015 AGM climate resolution, which WYPF co-filed with an investor coalition.


2014

Pensions increase

2014's 2.7% increase to pensions is, as always, based on the inflation rate on 30 September in the previous year. The government’s Pensions Increase (Review) order tells public-sector pension schemes like ours how much we should increase pensions by...


LGPS2014 is here!

Your new pension scheme began on 1 April 2014 and you’re automatically in it from that date, with all the pension benefits you built up to 31 March 2014 fully protected. There are many changes, but what hasn’t changed is that LGPS 2014 is still a great pension scheme that gives you and your family a wide range of benefits...