These pages give information about the pension schemes operated
by the Pensions Board.
There are 3 pension arrangements. Please follow the links
for further information:
For clergy and others in stipendiary ministry.
The Church Workers
Pension Fund (CWPF)
For lay employees of Church of England organisations.
Administrators Pension Fund (CAPF)
For staff of the National Church Institutions and
The Pensions Department is responsible for the administration of
these schemes. Please click here for contact details.
Information for Church employers
who participate in our pension
arrangements, or who are interested
Information for Church employers on their automatic
enrolment obligations, and how Pension Builder 2014 can help.
Information on the new ways you can use your retirement
savings, and that these changes mean to you and your
Information on the free and impartial guidance service for
defined contribution members as they approach retirement.
For information on Church of England retirement housing please visit our
Updates from the Pensions Department
Changes to your tax free allowance on pension
contributions - August 2015
The amount of tax free savings you can make each year in a
pension scheme is known as Annual Allowance, and the Chancellor
changed how this works in his Autumn Budget.
We will be writing to all our members shortly to explain this.
also find out more on our pension tax allowances page.
Potential change to how pensions are taxed - August
The Government has also published a Green Paper seeking views on
whether a fundamental reform of pensions tax is needed.
You can find a copy of the Green Paper here:
We will keep you informed of any changes that affect you.
Automatic Enrolment FAQs - July 2015
We have put together a Frequently Asked Questions leaflet to
help you with automatic enrolment. You can find this, and much more
information on our automatic
Equitable Life Compensation Scheme - July 2015
The Government has announced that the Equitable Life Payments
Scheme, which began making payments in 2011, will close to new
claims on 31 December 2015.
To find out how to claim before the end of 2015 please see our Equitable
Life Compensation Scheme page.
State Pension guidance - July 2015
State Pensions are changing. You can find out more about how
these changes may affect you at our State Pension page.
Keep your pension safe! - April 2015
Pensions are becoming an increasingly
attractive target for fraudsters and other criminals because of the
new pension freedoms. Please be careful with cold calls, texts or
letters from people or organisations making claims that they can
help you access your pension.
If you are in any doubt about your
options or the advice you have been given, you should talk to The
Pensions Regulator or a regulated Independent Financial
You can find out more about keeping your pension safe at the
Pensions Regulator's website:
Pension Builder 2014 video - January 2015
We have made a video to raise awareness of Pension Builder 2014
and how it can help Church organisations meet their automatic
enrolment requirements. You can view the video here - Pension Builder 2014