Halcrow Pensioners Association


 Welcome to the Halcrow Pensioners Association

Reason for the Formation of the Halcrow Pensioners Association

The takeover of Halcrow by CH2M Hill (who have in turn be taken over by Jacobs) illustrated the need for members of the Halcrow Pension Scheme to have a forum for action other than the administrative staff and trustees of the scheme, in order to deal with upcoming issues related to protecting scheme members common interests. There are several reasons why a pensioners’ association will be beneficial, as summarised below:

  •          eyes and ears to keep in touch with moves by Jacobs UK and HPS2
  •          a communication forum that is not restricted by non-disclosure agreements that may be applied to HPS2
  •          a coordinated approach to questioning the activities of Jacobs and HPS2
  •          a coordinated approach to dealing with the Pensions Regulator and, if the worst comes to the worst, the Pension Protection Fund
  •      use our committee knowledge of the PPF and other defined benefit pension schemes to keep an active litmus test on HPS2
  •          the formation of a Halcrow pensioners association was suggested by a leading pensions lawyer (who acted on behalf of pensioners in the Maxwell case)

HPA was born out of the failure to ensure that the interests of the members of the Halcrow Pension Scheme were safeguarded in the sale of Halcrow to CH2M Hill. There is more of the background here and the transcript of the court hearing makes interesting reading.

HPA is open to all former employes of Halcrow and their dependants whatever their pension scheme status. Details on how to join and subscribe to newsletters are here.

Contacting the Halcrow Pensions Administration Team

Jacobs has recently created a new pensions website and the contact details for the pensions administration team are available here.

The HPA Committee

The HPA Management Committee comprises: Jane Tordoff (Secretary); John Sreeves (Treasurer); John Ratsey (Webmaster); Jon Bateman, Phil Johnson, Chris Hoggart, Stephen Brichieri-Colombi; Mike Childs, John Debenham, Graham Hindley and David Rudland. 

Latest news (updated July 2023)

Newsletter No. 54 has been published

Contains several topics including the Deprived Pensioners Association, the Capita data leak and company contributions to HPS2.

Newsletter No. 53 has been published

It notes that the PPF is reviewing pensions and includes a suggestion for an HPA social component.

Newsletter No. 52 has been published

It announces the 2023 AGM and comments on the new Jacobs pensions website.

Newsletter No. 51 has been published

It includes an assessment of the financial health of HPS2.

Newsletter No. 50 has been published

It includes a note on best practice in pensions communication.

Newsletter No. 49 has been published

It includes notice of the 2022 HPA AGM.

Newsletter No. 48 has been published

It covers several items including photos of houses built at Burderop Park.

See here for a full list of newsletters.