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New Equiniti contact number


​The recent pandemic has highlighted the need to change technologies to better support different ways of working, ensuring business continuity is secure. As part of this, Equiniti have now successfully changed their telephony infrastructure. This means the service is now well equipped to continue to provide services, with robust and resilient technology in place....

Pension Increase for April 2021


​The Hackney Fund are pleased to announce the Pension Increase payable from 12 April 2021 is 0.5 %. The rate is confirm by the Treasury, and is measured each year using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the 12 months to the previous September (ie. CPI rate at September 2020, to take effect April 2021)....

LTA Frozen for 5 Years following 2021 Budget


​The Lifetime Allowance will be frozen for the next five years, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced. He made the announcement, as part of the 2021 Spring Budget, on Wednesday 3 March....

McCloud Court Case


What is the McCloud case? When the LGPS changed from a final salary to a career average pension scheme in 2014, protections for older scheme members were introduced. Similar protections were provided in other public sector pension schemes. The Court of Appeal ruled that younger members of the Judges’ and Firefighters’ Pension schemes have been discriminated against because the protections do not apply to them....

Scams Warning


In this current state of disruption, unscrupulous individuals and organised criminals may try to exploit your fears, or need for guidance and support, by sending you scam or “phishing” emails....

Equiniti - Coronavirus Update


As the coronavirus pandemic escalates, there is an increasing risk of disruption to services for everyone. We want to reassure our members that looking after your pensions is our top priority....

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