The Association of Members of IBM UK Pensions Plans (AMIPP)
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Newsletters (most recent first)

Chronology

 15 Jun 2012  Newsletter 49
  7 Dec 2011  Newsletter 48
      July 2011  On longevity
 17 July 2011  Newsletter 47
 27 Feb 2011  More on increase decisions.
 27 Feb 2011  Member Representatives - BLM account
 27 Feb 2011 Newsletter 46
  8 Dec 2010  Article on override
 8 Dec 2010 Article on DB to DC
 23 Nov 2010 Newsletter 45
 10 Sept 2010 Ombudsman Determination
 10 Sept 2010 The Way the Ombudsman Process is Meant to Work.
 10 Sept 2010 The Determination - What it Tells Us and What it Does Not.
 10 Sept 2010 Legal Questions.
 10 Sept 2010 IBM2006 - what may have happened.
  6 Aug 2010 Newsletter 44
  3 Aug 2010 RPI v CPI
 18 July 2010 Letter to Steve Webb
 31 Mar 2010 Newsletter 43
  29 Jan 2010 Newsletter 42
   8 Nov 2009 Newsletter 41
   8 Nov 2009 Update for actives.
 26 Sept 2009 Trustee-director resignation.
 14 Aug 2009 Poll
 14 Aug 2009 Newsletter 40 Reaction to IBM proposals
 14 Aug 2009 Letter to MPs
  8 Aug 2009 Transcript of 2004 webcast
 19 July 2009 1985 Handbook added to documents.
 15 July 2009 Union Advice   The Union, UNITE, has offered this advice.
  8 July 2009 Newsletter 39  IBM proposals to close final salary schemes.
 20 May 2009 Fujitsu
  2 April 2009 Newsletter 38 
  4 Jan  2009 If you worked in France
 28 Oct 2008 Newsletter 37 
 28 Oct 2008 Endgames    How the company sponsor can offload a pension scheme.
 27 Oct 2008 2008 Scene   Overview of UK Pension schemes.
 10 Oct 2008 Determination R00713 IBM & AVC pensions
 13 Jan 2008 Argentine page translated.
 12 Jan 2008 Newsletter 36
   6 Jan 2008 Payments to Trustee-directors
   5 Jan 2008 The Actuarial Valuation for 2006
 21 Oct 2007 IBM South Africa members get 69% increases.
 21 Oct 2007 If you worked in France 
 14 Sept 2007 Members Report and the Accounts for 2006
 14 Sept 2007 Index to pages about Members' Reports.
 15 August 2007 Newsletter 35 
  8 August 2007 Contribution on IBM buybacks.
  8 August 2007 On Governance
  8 August 2007 Contribution about Private Equity
 28 May 2007 MND Code of Practice Implications
 15 May 2007 Chairman's Report 
 15 May 2007 MNDs, AMIPP and the Trust 
 21 Mar 2007 Number 34
 14 Jan 2007 Talk to pensions chairmen.
 20 Nov 2006 Newsletter 33   
 13 Aug 2006 Newsletter 32 
   5 Aug 2006 Retrospective view of trusteeship
   2 Aug 2006 Members' Report and Annual Report 2005  Improved presentation
 26 July 2006 A relevant High Court case. 
 29 June 2006 Link for actives  Pensionable pay, unions etc.
 14 June 2006 Donations to AMIPP     How you might donate.
 30 May 2006 MEDs take over Success for South African retirees.
 19 May 2006 Jimmy Leas' speech
 18 May 2006 Newsletter 31
 13 May 2006 Precedent for by-passing trustees?
  8 April 2006 IBM Retirees' Club - Hursley Branch - Trips 2006
 24 Mar 2006 A slug in the lettuce   -  what to do? 
 24 Mar 2006 Hursley Retirees AGM 2006 (2005 good for IBM, bad news for scheme members)
 12 Feb 2006 Considerations  for choosing options.
 27 Jan 2006 Newsletter 30
 27 Jan 2006 The Pension Scheme Redesign
 18 Dec 2005 On the Turner Report 
 11 Dec 2005 British Airways situation  (A PowerPoint presentation.)
 19 Oct 2005 Newsletter 29   Contains comment on the election.
   7 Sept 2005  Newsletter 28
 29 Aug 2005 Transfer Values,    Transfer values are relevant to active and deferred members.
 26 Aug 2005 Information for potential trustee-directors,
 13 Aug 2005 Members' Report on 2004  AMIPP comments
  8 Aug 2005

Jimmy Leas on the proposed settlement   Of interest to Shareholders

 15 June 2005 Newsletter 27
14  May 2005 Jimmy Leas speech to the shareholders AGM Criticism of Palmisano and Gerstner.
 24 April 2005 IBM South Africa pensions outsourcing.
 19 April 2005 Hursley Retirees AGM Minutes 
 31 Mar 2005 IBM Retired Employee's Club Hursley Branch - First-half 2005 Outings
 23 Mar 2005 Report on  Hursley Retirees AGM 2005
  8 Mar 2005 Newsletter 26
  6 Mar 2005 Comments on the Actuarial Report for December 2003. 
 20 Feb 2005 Deferral long ago    About uplifts during deferment.
   8 Feb 2005  February 2005 AMIPP letter to MPs
 24 Nov 2004  Newsletter 25 
 23 Nov 2004  MP Opinion - Your Action Requested 
10 Nov 2004  Newsletter 24
  5 Nov 2004  The Ombudsman's Determination  Comment on the full determination.
  5 Nov 2004  The Ombudsman's Determination  A link to the Ombudsman's website.  
   3 Nov 2004  The Ombudsman's Determination  Why appeal?
   3 Nov 2004  The Ombudsman's Determination  An explanation. 
 29 Oct 2004    The Ombudsman's Determination  Second comments.  
 24 Oct 2004  The Ombudsman's Determination   First comments
   9 Oct 2004  Newsletter Number 23 - 9 Oct 2004
 24 Sept 2004 AMIPP repeats its "No Windup" assessment.
 23 Aug 2004 Information about the IBM Retired Employees Club - Hursley Branch
   2 Aug 2004 Members' Report for 2003  AMIPP commentary
 23 July 2004 Newsletter 22
 27 April 2004 Newsletter 21
 16 April 2004 South Africa Update 
 23 Mar 2004 History of Pension Increases (updated)     
 11 Mar 2004 Hursley Retiree Club AGM 2004
 22 Feb 2004 The Mechanics of AVCs
 14 Feb 2004 Updated with links to the Pensions Bill
 21 Jan 2004 Newsletter 20
 23 Nov 2003 Newsletter 19
 19 Nov 2003 Resolution for Shareholders Meeting 2003 
11 Nov 2003 A report on a visit to the Minister for Pensions.       
 3 Nov 2003 A typical response from the Department of Work and Pensions.  
 16 Sept 2003 Newsletter 18
 26 Aug 2003 Annual and Members' Reports for 2002.  AMIPP commentary
 24 Aug 2003 Unions and Works Councils.
 23 July 2003 Newsletter 17
   1 July 2003 Letter to MPs - In the light of "Action on Occupational Pensions".
 16 June 2003 "Action on Occupational Pensions" - the latest from the government.
 27 April 2003 Newsletter Number 16 - 27th April 2003
 21 April 2003 Government Actuary Data   Pensions matched RPI, 1996 - 2000
 20 April 2003 Green Paper Responses  What organisations think about government proposals.
 12 April 2003 Trustee Training Course report.
 18 Mar 2003 Hursley Retirees AGM - Brian Marks' talk. 18 March 2003
  9 Mar 2003 Election update 9 March 2003 - Mike O'Sullivan not to be trustee.
 23 Feb 2003 Newsletter Number 15 - 23rd February 2003
 26 Jan 2003 AMIPP funding
 26 Jan 2003 A letter AMIPP has sent to some MPs.
 26 Jan 2003 How to access your MP
 26 Jan 2003 2002 pensions in payment surveys
13 Dec 2002 Newsletter Number 14      13th December 2002
 1 Dec 2002 Thorn Retirees Win
22 Nov 2002 Election Results - a vote of no confidence?
 1 Nov 2002 Unilever Pensions including a comparison with IBM.
14 Oct 2002 South African Pensions in general Brief summary by a London solicitor.
14 Oct 2002 Newsletter Number 13 - 14th October 2002
  1 Oct 2002 The Election 2002
28 Aug 2002 Underfunding, closure, and termination.
28 Aug 2002 Members' Report and Annual Report comment
19 Aug 2002 The Trust says in "Its Your Pension"
14 Aug 2002Newsletter Number 12 - 14th August 2002
11 Aug 2002Information for employees - Pensionable Pay
16 May 2002 Thorn at OPRA
17 Mar 2002Number 11 - 22nd April 2002
17 Mar 2002Number 10 - 17th March 2002
15 Mar 2002Report on Hursley Retirees Club AGM 2002
15 Mar 2002Complaints Summary
31 Jan  2002Report on London Retirees Club AGM 2002
31 Jan  2002Elected Trustees
31 Jan  2002The View from Westminster - updated
18 Jan  2002D Newman's statement on the Myners Review
  2 Jan  2002Newsletter Number 9. - 2nd January
18 Dec 2001 Newsletter from South Africa (#12) - news from South Africa, December 2001
18 Dec 2001 He has conquered a giant - From Sunday Times Metro 2 December
18 Dec 2001 South African retirees to get their share of surplus by right - articles from Personal Finance, 24 November 2001
18 Dec 2001 Immoral or Illegal? articles from Personal Finance, 10 November 2001
8 Nov  2001Newsletter Number 8. - 8th November
1 Nov  2001The Actuarial Report 2000
12 Oct 2001Second Resolution for the Shareholders Meeting 2002
2 Sep  2001 A slice of surplus cake for everyone Progress on South African Legislation
2 Sep  2001Newsletter Number 7. - 2nd September
30 Aug 2001Resolutions for the Shareholders Meeting 2002
28 Aug 2001A Decade of Decline (3) - more comparative information
28 Aug 2001Can the Ombudsman be Effective a personal view of where the Ombudsman enquiry is heading
28 Aug 2001 IBM Shows Its Age - from The Industry Standard
30 Jul  2001IBM Dishonourable mention - from Private Eye
21 Jul  2001The Context of the Members Report 2000 - comments
4 Jul  2001Complaints updated with Brian Marks IDRP-2 - 2nd June
2 Jun  2001Newsletter Number 6. - 2nd June
30 May 2001A Decade of Incline - The C Plan investment record
30 May 2001A Decade of Confusion - a brief history of Trust Law
25 May 2001The Complaints - some of the detail behind the complaints
9 May  2001Open Letter to Lou - a report
8 May  2001Answers from David Newman
4 May  2001Letter from Sandra Gidley
26 April 2001Report from the 2001 AGM - from Savanna, Georgia
17 April 2001Newsletter Number 5 - 17 April 2001
11 Apr  2001Economical with the Facts further note to Hursley AGM report
9 Apr  2001Open Letter to Mr. Lou Gerstner
3 Apr  2001Govt consulted over surpluses
Item from Saturday Star, 31 March 2001
19 Mar 2001Trustees and the 1997 Trust Deeds by Dave Reid
16 Mar 2001A Decade of Decline (2)
more information on how IBM compares with others over time
16 Mar 2001Hursley Retirees Club AGM Report - 13th March
15 Mar 2001 Pension experts criticise budget - from BBC News
9 Mar  2001A Decade of Decline
how IBM compares with others over time
9 Mar  2001IBM and British Airways Pension Plans
how they compare
9 Mar  2001The Trust Viewpoint (2) another contribution from Brian Marks
5 Mar  2001Other Trusts page updated
5 Mar  2001New links to proposed South African Pension Legislation
28 Feb 2001THE BATTLE HOTS UP - Financial Mail, 2nd March 2001
The draft Pensions Fund Bill in South Africa
16 Feb 2001Newsletter Number 4
15 Feb 2001The View from Westminster - what some MPs think
12 Feb 2001Old Message Archive - created on website
10 Feb 2001Association of British Airways Pensioners
read about the BA situation. The latest newsletter is a bit of an eyeopener
6 Feb  2001MP's Replies - Comment from Mark Oaten MP
4 Feb  2001London Retirees Club AGM Report
23 Jan 2001All IBM pension fund trustees need to account to members
20 Jan 2001FAQ page - added to website
20 Jan 2001Home and Other Trusts pages updated
7 Jan  2001Shareholders Section - added to website
5 Jan  2001The Trust Viewpoint with commentary by Brian Marks
22 Dec 2000IBM increases pensioner pay - Poughkeepsie Journal
19 Dec 2000Pen-News - for news on Equitable Life situation
follow the link to "More trouble for Equitable"
16 Dec 2000Newsletter Number 3. - 15th December
9 Dec 2000Correspondence with Jim Lamb, IBM Director
4 Dec 2000Updates to Clippings from "Private Eye"
25 Nov 2000Added new page on Other Pension Trusts
25 Nov 2000Daily Telegraph 23 Nov: "Funds consider Barclays ruling"
+ City Comment: "A sound judgment over pensions"
24 Nov 2000Initial Comment on the Barclay's Case
21 Nov 2000TIMES article:"Pensions victory for Barclays"
14 Nov 2000South African Section - added to website
13 Nov 2000South African Resolution for the Shareholders Meeting 2001
7 Nov  2000Mistakes, recalcitrance, bureaucracy E and pensioners
from Business Report South Africa)
5 Nov  2000Newsletter Number 2. - 5th November
2 Nov  2000.. and British Airways too - message board thread
1 Nov  2000Clippings from "Private Eye" - British Airways Pension Fund
1 Nov  2000 Strip away pensions' veneer to find ugly face of capitalism
from "Business Report" - South Africa
26 Oct 2000TIMES article:"BA to be forced into climbdown on pension plan"
24 Oct 2000Law, Rules and Regulations page established
24 Oct 2000An important Letter from Jeff Rooker MP (DSS)
19 Oct 2000Resolutions for the Shareholders Meeting 2001
Check this if you own IBM Shares
19 Oct 2000Dave Budd's Questions about the C and M Plans
18 Oct 2000Dave Reid's Complaints to the Trustee
17 Oct 2000TIMES article:"IBM to face inquiry over pension fund"
16 Oct 2000Newsletter 16th October
15 Oct 2000Extracts from the Trust Deeds
12 Oct 2000Pension Increases and Retail Price Index
11 Oct 2000Comparing the Pension Increase with Fund Transfer
10 Oct 2000Oliver Letwin MP's reply to Peter Hill
8 Oct  2000Archive file started (Documents from the past)
5 Oct  2000From the USA: More on Vapour Profits
27 Sep 2000Current Situation added
25 Sep 2000Mission and Strategy Statement added Later changed to aims.
23 Sep 2000An Assessment by Dave Mitchell
22 Sep 2000Lost Members List added to website
15 Sep 2000Dave(DAT) Reid's detailed C-Plan/M-Plan Analysis
15 Sep 2000Situation statement added to site
10 Sep 2000John Howell's Questions to David Newman
5 Sep  2000A reply from Paul Rodgers, Director of Human Resources
24 Aug 2000Tom's report of talk with John Spencer (OPAS)
21 Aug 2000 The IBM Employee Stockholder Resolution
20 Aug 2000IBM Finally Discloses $762 Million Vapor Profit