Expression of Wishes form

The Schemes are set up under discretionary trusts. In the event that a lump sum benefit is payable following the death of a member, the Trustee will use its discretion to decide which beneficiaries receive the lump sum death benefit.

This typically means that it will be exempt from inheritance tax. When deciding the beneficiaries, the Trustee will consider the member’s wishes. It is therefore important to keep your Expression of Wishes information up to date to notify the Trustee who you would like to receive any lump sum death benefits.

An Expression of Wishes form is available here,  which you should complete and return to Barnett Waddingham using Pension Self-Service.

Scheme documents

The Statements of Investment Principles (SIPs) explain how the Trustees invest the Schemes’ assets.

Arcadia Group Pension Scheme SIP

Arcadia Group Senior Executives Pension Scheme SIP

The Implementation Statements (ISs) describe the voting and engagement behaviour of the Trustees.

Arcadia Group Pension Scheme IS

Arcadia Group Senior Executives Pension Scheme IS

The Privacy Notice provides details of how the Trustees use your personal data.

The Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) provides details of how members can raise a formal complaint with the Schemes.

Information on pension scams

Information on Guaranteed Minimum Pension Equalisation

Other useful Information

Please see below for links to useful information.

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The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, established at the beginning of 2019, and also engages with HM Treasury on policy matters relating to financial capability and debt advice.

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of workplace pension schemes.

The Financial Conduct Authority regulates the conduct of nearly 45,000 businesses in the UK to ensure that financial markets work well. 

The Pensions Ombudsman is an independent organisation set up by law to investigate complaints or disputes about pension schemes