The NTL Pension Plan is a defined benefit (final salary) pension plan that was set up on the privatisation of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) in 1991 to provide the acquired and ongoing pensions for staff moving to National Transcommunications Limited (NTL). The Plan also took on the pensions of staff transferred to NTL from DTELS. Following the acquisition of NTL by CableTel, the subsequent rebranding as ntl:, and the acquisition of further cable companies, the Plan continued to accept some new members, but was closed to further new membership in 1998. Subsequently ntl: and Telewest merged to form Virgin Media and thus Virgin Media became, and remains, the sponsoring employer for the Plan.

Many former IBA/NTL staff involved in the broadcast transmission business were transferred from NTL to Arqiva and retained deferred benefits in the NTL Pension Plan, while Arqiva set up a new Plan to provide for their ongoing pensions provision.

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The website contains information about the Plan, Trustee details, and advice for members and can be accessed without login. Plan Members can also access additional information and documents at the website where login is required. Login details can be found in annual Trustees’ newsletters for 2017 and 2018 (unfortunately not in the 2019 newsletter). If you require this and cannot find it please contact the NTLPA secretary for help.