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
To find out about your State Pension please visit our State
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
Government launches "state pension top up"
scheme - October 2015
The Government has launched a new scheme offering anyone who
reaches State Pension Age before 6 April 2016 the chance to buy
additional State pension and increase their retirement income by
£25 per week.
You can find out more on our State Pensions page, or at
the Gov.uk website www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-state-pension-handouts
Your husband, wife, or partner may also be able to take
advantage of this scheme.
A change in our data controlling - September 2015
Aaron Punwani, the Scheme Actuary, is now also a joint data
controller for member's personal data. Previously it was just the
who were considered to be data controllers and the Scheme Actuary
considered the data processor. If you want to know what this
see the ICO's website for more information.
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.
Equitable Life Compensation Scheme - July
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.
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: