The basic State Pension is a regular payment from the government that you get when you reach State Pension Age (SPA). To qualify, you must have paid National Insurance contributions. The maximum level of State Pension you can currently receive is £113.10.

For individuals born after 6 April 1951 you will qualify for the new State Pension. The full new State Pension will be no less than £7,716.80 per annum. The actual amount will be set in Autumn 2015.

UNISON_trade_union_logoThe team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have been guiding the Trustees and Employers of the Unison Strathclyde Region Branch Pension Plan through an extremely complex and difficult Scheme closure and ultimate wind up. Our Client Manager, Allan Maxwell, has provided expert advice at all stages of this process which included the negotiation of a transfer of the Active members to the Unison Staff Pension Scheme and the securing of benefits for the remaining pensioners and deferred members. At Unison we feel it is important that our advisers are able to deal effectively with our pension arrangements offering imaginative and timely advice. Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by presenting comprehensive solutions to the problems that we faced. If good, practical pensions and employee benefits advice is what your company needs then Corporate Benefits would be a good starting point.
Catherine McClymontTrusteeUnison