Benefit statement assumptions 2021

The projected pension pot and estimated pension shown on your statement are based on your funds as at April 2021 and were calculated using the assumptions outlined below.

  •  If you are in the Money Purchase 2003 Section or Auto enrolment section and paying contributions, your contributions and the Company’s will continue up to your selected retirement age and your pensionable salary will increase in line with earnings at 2.5% each year.
  • If you are currently paying at the maximum contribution rate for your age, you will continue to pay at the maximum contribution rate for your age.
  • If you pay Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), you will continue to pay AVCs at your current amount until your selected retirement age.
  • Inflation will be 2.5% every year.
  • You will buy a pension that increases every year in line with the Retail Prices Index.
  • Your pension will be paid monthly in advance from the date you retire for the rest of your life.
  • When you retire you will be married/in a civil partnership, your spouse will be three years younger than you and will receive half of your pension when you die.
  • The Plan will maintain its tax registration under the Finance Act 2004.
  • Before retirement your pension pot will increase based on the performance and charges of the underlying funds as outlined below:
Fund NameFund AMCGrowth Rate Fund
BlackRock sterling liquidity fund0.18%0.5%
BlackRock over 15 years corporate bond index fund0.18%1.5%
BlackRock over 15 years gilt index fund0.18%1.5%
MFS Meridian global equity fund0.96%4.5%
BlackRock UK equity index tracker fund0.18%4.5%
BlackRock world (ex UK) equity index fund0.19%4.5%
Jupiter ecology fund1.16%4.5%
Threadneedle pensions property fund0.91%3.5%
Blended global equity fund0.24%4.5%
Blended index linked gilt fund0.18%1.0%
Blended multi asset fund0.60%3.6%

Please note:

  • The figures quoted are those used for the benefit statement calculations by Aviva and exclude any additional costs.
  • Please remember for all funds the rate shown is not the minimum the fund may achieve. The value of a fund can go down as well as up.
  • If you are invested in a Lifecycle Option, the illustration makes an allowance for the different funds which you will be switched into in the future.

Please remember that the pension you actually receive may be very different from the amounts shown on your benefit statement. Your actual pension will depend on many things, including:

  • Your retirement date and any payments made into and out of the Plan;
  • Any HMRC limit on contributions and any tax charge that may apply. The illustration does not allow for such a limit or tax charge;
  • The way your payments are invested and the growth of the fund or funds you invest in;
  • The cost of buying your pension when you retire and whether you take any tax free cash sum that might be available;
  • The type and frequency of pension you buy, whether it increases yearly, and whether it provides a pension for your spouse when you die; whether you take your pension as cash, income or draw down or a combination of some or all of these options.

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