A fixed sum of money paid to an individual each year for the rest of their life. It may include annual increases and also Dependants’ benefits payable on death
Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) refer to contributions made by ex-final salary members (pre 28 February 2013), which were in addition to their normal contributions. If you have (final salary) AVCs these will be held separately to any DC contributions you are now making into the Plan and can be taken as part of your final salary benefits when you retire. Please contact the Plan Administrator for further information..
Your offspring, adopted children, stepchildren and, in certain circumstances, children for whom you are acting in the position of a parent
Telefónica Europe Plc, Telefónica UK Ltd, or one of the participating employers
The amount the Company contributes into your Retirement Account
A member who is paying contributions to the Plan
Anyone who the Trustee agrees is dependent on you financially or by reason of disability. This can be an adult of either sex, and includes any child who is dependent on you and is either under the age of 17, in full-time education and under age 23, or is physically or mentally incapable of self-support
The maximum earnings that may be taken into account for pension purposes under the Plan Rules (£154,200 for 2017/18 tax year)
A person classed for the purposes of assessing pension tax relief if they have taxable income of over £100,000 per year
Normal Pension Age
This applies to ex-final salary members and is age 60 but you have the right to work beyond this.
Your basic salary excluding overtime payments, up to the Earnings Cap
The individual account set up to receive the monthly contributions contributed by you and the Company. This is maintained on your behalf by the Trustee of the Plan
Retail Prices Index
The index of Retail Prices compiled by the Government's Office of National Statistics
The Trust Deed and Rules governing the Telefónica UK Pension Plan. The Rules are used to determine benefits and override any other communication, including this website
State Pension Age
This is the age you start receiving your pension from the Government. Click here to calculate when this might be.