Defined Benefit Pension Transfer

Lafarge UK Pension Plan

Do you have an old Lafarge UK Pension Plan you are thinking about transferring into a more flexible arrangement?

Below is a general overview of what the scheme benefits are, these might vary from member to member, depending on what category you belonged to.

If you would like to find out if transferring your pension is suitable for you, why not get started today and receive your free Pension Transfer Guide and arrange a free initial consultation.

Lafarge UK Pension Plan


The information we provide here is our understanding of the pension scheme and may not be the latest, there may also be some detail missing. It is provided in good faith as an overview of the details we hold. There has not been any endorsement or otherwise of these details by the pension scheme, their sponsoring employer or scheme administrators.

This is a partial summary of the complex benefits provided through potentially many schemes, where retirement options can be very different within the same scheme or the same individual sections of those schemes.

If you are either a current or deferred member of the pension scheme and wish specific information about your personal benefits, the scheme administrator will need to be contacted.


Administrator: Lafarge UK Pension Trustees Ltd.


Scheme Retirement Age:

Normal Retirement Age is 65, however it appears that some members can receive their benefits unreduced from age 60, therefore this should be checked on a case by case basis.

Are partial transfers allowed? No.

Scheme Funding Position:

The most recent valuation, performed as of 30 June 2021, indicates that the scheme had a funding level of 103.6%.


GMP revalues at a fixed rate and non-GMP revalues in accordance with higher percentage Government Revaluation Orders.


GMP escalates in line with legislation and excess pension escalates by RPI to a maximum of 5% pa.

Flexible Options

Standard retirement benefits payable only.

Death in Deferment

Spouse’s or Civil Partner’s/dependant(s) pension is 50% of pension at date of death. A lump sum of 5 times the value of the pension at date of death is also payable.

Child allowance 25% of spouse pension at date of death (maximum 4 children).

Death in Retirement

Spouse’s/Civil partner’s/dependant(s) pension is 50% of pension at date of death (prior to exchange of any pension for cash) together with a balance of 5 year guarantee. Child allowance 25% of spouse’s pension at date of death (maximum 4 children).

Pension maybe payable to a partner if they can prove mutual dependency.

All spouse/civil partner pensions are payable for life regardless of any change in personal circumstances.

Transfer Timescales

The timescales below are based on the entire transfer process from the initial enquiry, through to advice, and eventual completion of the transfer, in months.

This information is based on our own scheme specific real-world data gathered over an 18 month period. To be clear and ensure there is no risk this information can be deemed misleading, it is our own data for the entire process, which includes our own very thorough and complex regulatory analysis and advice process, in addition to the gathering and provision of accurate information from the scheme administrators and their subsequent completion of any pension fund transfer requests. Future timescales could vary.

Fastest: 2.8

Slowest: 14.9

Average: 7.6

Need Lafarge UK Pension Plan Advice?

If you are a member of the Lafarge UK Pension Plan and would like to know if transferring or cashing in your pension at 55+ is suitable for you, why not get started today and receive your free Pension Transfer Guide and arrange a free consultation.

Grove Pension Solutions Ltd is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and specialise solely in defined benefit pension transfer.

Pension Transfer Consultation

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Free Pension Transfer Guide & Consultation
If you would like to find out if transferring your pension or taking a cash lump sum is suitable for you, we can provide a free initial Pension Transfer Consultation known as abridged advice.

Simply complete your details below, and we will send you our Pension Transfer Consultation Pack and Enquiry Form.

As part of the consultation we will look at:

  • What existing pension plans you have in place.
  • What your plans are for retirement.
  • Your needs for flexibility and control.
  • The likely cost of more in-depth advice.

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Defined Benefit Pension Transfer Warning

Transferring away from a defined benefit pension scheme means you will lose valuable guarantees.

Taking benefits early will almost certainly reduce your pension income in retirement and is only suitable for a limited number of people and circumstances. This should not be seen as an easy option for raising cash.

If you release all your money from your pension early you will not have anything left to provide you with income in retirement.

When releasing cash from your pension, usually up to 25% is tax free, the balance is taxed at your marginal rate at the time and could change in the future.

Watch the FCA video explaining the expectations of financial advisers when advising you on defined benefit pension transfers.

Grove Pension Solutions Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number 465051).

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