WELCOME TO THE BRITISH SUGAR SECTION

The ABF Pension Scheme offers a comprehensive package of retirement and death benefits for its members and their families.

This section of our website focuses on the British Sugar (BS) section of our Scheme. You will find general information about how you benefit from being a member of the ABF Pension Scheme, and our News section is kept up to date with general pensions information, ensuring you are always aware of anything that could affect your pension.

We aim to answer all of the questions you may have about the way our Scheme operates and what the benefits are to you, both immediate and long-term. Please take your time to read through the site. If you have any queries, please contact the Pensions Department.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS, PENSION INCREASE and PENSIONER P60s

In line with the Government advice issued on 16th March, the administrators of the ABF Pension Scheme have closed their London office and all staff are currently working remotely.

The Scheme has a comprehensive business continuity plan which has been recently tested and arrangements are already in place for all member services to continue, including the payment of pensions. The team will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible but there is likely to be a longer turnaround time compared with the usual service.

It is likely in this disruptive and uncertain time that there may be interruption and delays to postal services in particular though, so we therefore ask that if you require a quicker response that you contact us by email if possible, or by phone.

If you need to send us completed forms or documents we have a secure file transfer web site which can be used on request instead of posting them to us, please contact us by email or phone for further details, please scroll down to see our contact details.

Pensioner members, who are in receipt of a pension from the Scheme, will be aware that the annual increase reviews to pensions takes place from April. The team are currently working to achieve this and pensions will be paid as normal along with the appropriate annual review on 6 April.

We will also issue the combined pension increase confirmation letter, April payslip and P60 in the post. Due to the impact of the current situation on printing and postal services, there may be a delay in pensioners receiving the printed document. If any pensioner needs to see their April payslip information urgently, it will be available to view through the secure online account, on the Pensioner Payslip page, on or around 6 April. The combined mailing will be added to the My Documents page shortly after.

Please allow 10 working days from 6 April for the printed document to arrive before you contact the team.

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