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This is the final salary ‘Defined Benefits’ or ‘DB’ section of the Plan. It closed to new members on 30 September 2002 and closed to future accrual of benefits on 30 September 2009. This means that with effect from 1 October 2009 it was no longer possible for members to pay contributions and build up more benefits under the DB Plan.

When the DB Plan closed, all eligible active employees were invited to join the ‘Defined Contribution’ or ‘DC’ section of the Plan. For employees who have active service before and after 30 September 2002, you may hold benefits under both schemes. Please click here to access information about the Defined Contribution Scheme.

The administrators for the Defined Benefits Plan are Mercer.
If you have any questions about the benefits provided by the Plan, or want specific information about your DB pension, you can contact the Plan administrator using the below details:

Mercer Limited
Address: Maclaren House, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0FP
Member Helpline: 0800 046 6183
Website: Contact Mercer Admin 

Avon Protection contact
Eric Fielding