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Printing Industry Pension Scheme (PIPS)
GO TO: www.printadviser.co.uk - for information on auto-enrolment plus a freephone helpline. Please note (see auto-enrolment page) info on delays recently announced by Government.
PIPS AUTO-ENROLMENT LAUNCH - 1 OCT 2012 - please go to the news page to see the news on this launch as reported by PrintWeek.
The PIPS plan is an industry-wide pension scheme created by the leading print trade associations (BPIF and Unite) for companies in the printing and allied trades. The scheme was established in 1986 and now has over £100 million of funds under management.
PIPS is designed for employers who are looking for a good value, flexible pension plan with a free installation option, which is well governed and provides guidance for members. PIPS has just launched a free education programme for industry employers who wish to know more about the new Pension Reforms which start in 2012 (see below). Click here for the latest (4th) employer communique link.
Employers can also receive information (based on DWP/TPR briefings) via their trade association who have been sent the 1st PIPS (Trade Association) communique in August 2011 the 2nd in Oct 2011 and 3rd in Jan 2012. Trade associations taking part include: BPIF, BSGA, IPIA, BAPC, PICON, PRISM, Packaging Federation and the Coatings Association.
PENSION REFORMS - the new PENSION REGIME start in 2012. FOR MORE INFORMATION see the Auto-enrolment page, and also pension news page.
Please note: our 2012 newsletter is now printed and members will receive a copy from their IFA. A pdf version is available to download here.
For help/information re pension reforms contact Alan Hudson (Meridan - 0800 132100) or Barry Dixon (PIPS secretary) on 01442 251606