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    Posted: 27 March 2023 at 10:09am
Morning all, 

Bit of a long shot, but Dad passed away recently and we are trying to figure out if he had a pension with Morris Motors, he worked there a good while back but we are struggling to find any info on who might now run the historical pension schemes that used to belong to Morris motors.

Any help would be appreciated 

Nasha


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Have you tried the Financial Conduct Authority who regulate pensions ?
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Originally posted by ap sior ap sior wrote:

Have you tried the Financial Conduct Authority who regulate pensions ?

We have tried the gov.uk which gets us as far as Nuffield but not much further., will see if I can sort it through FCA, thank ap👍
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Originally posted by gnasher1975 gnasher1975 wrote:

Morning all, 

Bit of a long shot, but Dad passed away recently and we are trying to figure out if he had a pension with Morris Motors, he worked there a good while back but we are struggling to find any info on who might now run the historical pension schemes that used to belong to Morris motors.

Any help would be appreciated 

Nasha
Years ago in general, you had to have about 5 years service to get any vested ( employer) pension rights ie all you got if you leftover under 5 years was a return of employee contributions and even after 5 years no growth in the pension if I recall correctly for deferred benefits . Also the beneficiary would usually be the spouse( wife) . Why not try the Union as well? 

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Did the company get taken over by another one? 
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The pensions regulator may be able to help. Workplace pensions law - auto enrolment | The Pensions Regulator 
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There is also the Pension Tracing Service and there I used to be the National Association of Pension Funds, although whether that still exists I’m unsure.

I’d be surprised if you got a quick answer from the FCA and think you’re better to start at the Pension Regulator. There’s also the Pension Ombudsman that might offer some help re tracing, although probably a last resort.

A reverse trace via the bank that used to send the payments is also a possibility. Plus you could try British Leyland, part of the Rover Group, as they may well have someone that can help after all the takeovers.
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Originally posted by roy munster roy munster wrote:

Did the company get taken over by another one? 
If I’m correct they merged with austin then many companies took over/merged including jaguar, leyland and rover
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Originally posted by gnasher1975 gnasher1975 wrote:

Morning all, 

Bit of a long shot, but Dad passed away recently and we are trying to figure out if he had a pension with Morris Motors, he worked there a good while back but we are struggling to find any info on who might now run the historical pension schemes that used to belong to Morris motors.

Any help would be appreciated 

Nasha
Did the pension ever get paid to him, or was it one that was overlooked for whatever reason, moving house losing contact details in a computer upgrade? If not and it should’ve been paid, then the trustees of the scheme (and it should be part of Rover) should respond and make efforts to get things right.

There may be differences between what would be paid if treated as a death in deferment or late payments plus appropriate interest for not having paid the retirement pension at all. Be prepared to ask what the options are for correcting the situation before agreeing to the first suggestion that they come up with.

In case the scheme failed at some point in its existence, the benefits might have been picked up by the Pension Protection Fund. Their website should have a list of schemes for which they are responsible.
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