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Reason for the Formation of the Halcrow Pensioners Association

The takeover of Halcrow by CH2M Hill (who have in turn be taken over by Jacobs) illustrated the need for members of the Halcrow Pension Scheme to have a forum for action other than the administrative staff and trustees of the scheme, in order to deal with upcoming issues related to protecting scheme members common interests. There are several reasons why a pensioners’ association will be beneficial, as summarised below:

  •          eyes and ears to keep in touch with moves by Jacobs and HPS
  •          a communication forum that is not restricted by non-disclosure agreements that may be applied to HPS
  •          a coordinated approach to questioning the activities of Jacobs, Halcrow and HPS
  •          a coordinated approach to dealing with the Pensions Regulator and, if the worst comes to the worst, the Pension Protection Fund
  •          the formation of a Halcrow pensioners association has been suggested by a leading pensions lawyer (who acted on behalf of pensioners in the Maxwell case)

HPA was born out of the failure to ensure that the interests of the members of the Halcrow Pension Scheme were safeguarded in the sale of Halcrow to CH2M Hill. There is more of the background here and the transcript of the court hearing makes interesting reading.

HPA is open to all members of HPS / HPS2 whatever their pension scheme status. It is easy to join: Details on how to pay your membership and subscribe to newsletters are here.

Contacting the Halcrow Pensions Administration Team

If you want to contact the Halcrow Pensions Administration team regarding your pension then their email address is here. The pensions scheme also has its own website here.

The HPA Committee

The HPA Management Committee comprises: Jane Tordoff (Secretary); Malcolm Bennett (Treasurer); John Ratsey (Webmaster); Stephen Brichieri-Colombi; Brian Finney; Jon Bateman, Phil Johnson and Chris Hoggart. 

Latest news (updated October 2019)

Newsletter No. 37 has been published

It discusses the scheme Trustee's approach to recovery of pensions overpaid due to administrative errors.

Newsletter No. 36 has been published

It announces the start of the 2019 HPA AGM and includes other news.

Newsletter No. 35 has been published

It gives notice of the 2019 HPA AGM and a reminder that 2019 subscriptions are now due.

Newsletter No. 34 has been published

It contains various updates and a reminder that 2019 subscriptions are now due.

Newsletter No. 33 has been published

The main topic is the failure of the "anti-embarrassment" provision in the RAA.

Newsletter No. 32 has been published

This newsletter advises that the AGM is open and also discusses several other issues.

Newsletter No. 31 has been published

This newsletter discusses the issues relating to the recovery of overpaid pensions.

Newsletter No. 30 has been published

This newsletter includes notice of the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

See here for a full list of newsletters.