News archive


Trustee opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Member Nominated Trustee.


Following the Trustees’ invitation for nominations, the selection process has been completed and it has been decided to appoint Mary Chapman as the Scheme’s Member Nominated Trustee (MNT).

New pension scheme administrator

The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Scheme administrator, Buck, from 1 June 2020.

Annual Report 2019/20

The Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2020 is now available.

SIP available online

The BTB Scheme Statement of Investment Principles (SIP) is available online.

Important letter for overseas pensioners

If you are a Scheme pensioner living in the EU/EEA, please look out for a recent letter from the Scheme administrator, Buck, regarding future pension payments.


The word on Trustee meetings

The Trustees meet at least four times a year to ensure the Scheme runs smoothly. Here’s what’s involved in a typical meeting…

Pension Increases and Pay Dates 2019/20

Pay dates for pensions in payment for the forthcoming financial year 2019/20 may be found here.

Sectionalisation of the Scheme

Freedom for each employer to develop their own funding and investment strategy.

Annual Report 2018/19

The Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2019 is now available.


New address

VisitBritain and VisitEngland have moved.

Important information for active members

Please complete your DC authorisation form by 28 March 2018.

Vote for your new MNTs

Ballot papers for MNT vacancies have been posted to active and pensioner members.

Results of the MNT election

The votes of the recent MNT election have been counted and verified and the successful candidates are Mary Lynch and Tony Murphy.

Update on the new DC section

As active VisitBritain (VB) and VisitEngland (VE) members will be aware, there has been a delay in the implementation of the new Defined Contribution (DC) section and moving VB and VE members into it.

Annual Report and Accounts 2017/18

The Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2018 is now available.


Scheme partial closure takes effect

The BTB Pension Scheme closed to new VisitBritain/Visit England employees from 1 April 2017.

New Secretary to Trustees

Catherine Palarca of Law Debentures has been appointed as Secretary to the Trustees on the resignation of Mark Jelbert of Capita.

Consultation under way on VB and VE Scheme

The consultation process to close the Defined Benefit (DB) Pension Scheme to current VisitBritain and VisitEngland employees has now started.

Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2017 is now available.

Trustee opportunity

Two Trustee places will be available early next year (2018) for Member Nominated Trustees.


2016 Annual Report available now

The Scheme’s audited Report & Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2016 are now available to view.

Commutation factors

As from February 2016 and having taken advice from the Scheme’s Actuary, the Trustees have put in place new commutation factors.

Extension of Trustee term

The Trustees have decided to extend the term of Member Nominated Trustee, Susan Bruce, for another 18 months.

New Secretary to the Trustee

He takes the places of Andy Mills who served as Secretary for five years.


Sue Garland re-elected

Sue Garland has been re-elected as a Member Nominated Trustee in the election which closed on 11 December 2015.