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The pension resource for former employees of Nortel Networks UK Limited and other acquired companies

 

Notice

Trustee Board Changes

We would like to advise all members that David Davies retired from his position as Chairman of the Trustee Board on October 31, 2019 and has been replaced by Clive Gilchrist who was already serving on the Trustee Board in his capacity as a company nominated trustee.

We are sure that all Plan members would like to join the Board in expressing our profound thanks and gratitude to David who has worked with great energy and dedication since he was appointed in 2007 and has successfully steered us through 10+ years of international insolvency and litigation proceedings following Nortel Networks worldwide demise in 2009.

Clive, who is a professional independent trustee, has a lot of experience with Nortel’s UK Pension Scheme and represented BESTrustees on the Board from 1995 until 2007 before re-joining the Board in 2008 as a company appointee. We look forward to Clive guiding us through the process of finalising the distribution of member benefits and the eventual wind-up of Nortel Networks UK Pension Trust Limited.

Please follow this link for details of all current members of the Trustee Board

Notice

Member update – August 2019

Members who have been following the ‘Latest news’ announcements on this website will know that we have continued to receive Additional Recoveries from the global Nortel insolvency. The communications sent out in 2018 indicated whether members would be eligible to receive additional benefits from Additional Recoveries and that we expected to write to them in 2019.

Since that communication we have continued to receive Additional Recoveries and expect to receive further amounts later this year and into 2020. We hope to write individually to members expected to be eligible for additional benefits with more details in 2020. We cannot yet give an indication of timescales for benefits being secured but please be assured that we will keep you fully informed as soon as timescales become clearer.

When all Additional Recoveries have been dealt with, the Trustee will proceed to complete the formal winding-up of the Plan.

Notice

The Plan has left PPF assessment…

On October 8, 2018 the Plan left PPF assessment and members’ Plan benefits have now been secured in a number of different ways.

The benefits for most members who were already in receipt of a pension (together with some new pensioners) were secured with our chosen insurer, Legal & General, who became legally responsible for paying these pensions from November 1, 2018 onwards. The final monthly payment from the Plan was made on October 1, 2018 and some existing pensioners also received a one-off back payment arising from restrictions during PPF assessment.

Legal & General also assumed responsibility for most deferred members for whom a future pension has been secured.

A number of members (including some dependants) who had small pension benefits elected to receive a one-off lump sum payment instead of an ongoing pension.

Finally, a number of members who were not in receipt of a pension elected to transfer their Share of the Funds to approved alternative pension providers.

Members were sent a ‘discharge’ letter setting out details of amounts and how his/her pension benefits were secured. Legal & General sent a ‘Welcome Letter’ to each member who had an ongoing or future pension secured with them.

Contact us…

We recognise that the changes outlined above are a significant event for our members and may give rise to some concern or uncertainty. We have therefore worked hard with Legal & General to make this change as seamless as possible for all members who have existing or future pensions. If you have any questions about these changes or need further clarification then please click the relevant link from the choices below and you will see full contact details.

CLICK HERE if you have a question about your pension or wish to notify us of a change in your circumstances and you are now in receipt of Pension, Dependant’s Pension or Children’s Allowance from Legal & General

Please contact Legal & General using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-LG@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Legal & General, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

Payroll (including tax): 01737 788106 (only for pensions currently in payment)

CLICK HERE if you have a question about your pension or wish to notify us of a change in your circumstances and have been notified that a future Deferred Pension has been set up with Legal & General

Please contact Legal & General using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-LG@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Legal & General, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

Payroll (including tax): 01737 788106 (only for pensions currently in payment)

CLICK HERE if you have a question and you swapped your small current or future pension for a lump sum

Please contact the Trustee Support Team using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-trustee@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Willis Towers Watson, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

CLICK HERE if you have a question or wish to notify us of a change in your circumstances and took a Transfer Value from the Plan

Please contact the Trustee Support Team using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-trustee@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Willis Towers Watson, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

CLICK HERE if you received earlier letters from the Plan but nothing in October 2018

Please contact the Trustee Support Team using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-trustee@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Willis Towers Watson, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

CLICK HERE if you have not received any letters from the Plan for a number of years

Please contact Legal & General using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-LG@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Legal & General, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563

Payroll (including tax): 01737 788106 (only for pensions currently in payment)

CLICK HERE if you have information concerning a former Nortel employee who died between January 14, 2009 and October 7, 2018 but did not leave a dependant

Please contact the Trustee Support Team using one of the following and note that you will be asked to provide your full name together with details from your date of birth, postcode and National Insurance number.

Telephone: 01707 607601

Email: nortel-trustee@willistowerswatson.com

Mail: Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, c/o Willis Towers Watson, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX

Fax: 01707 607563