Notice to Members of the transfer of unit-linked pension pots to the Legal & General Master Trust

Update: Blackout periods

We recently notified members of the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme that we would be transferring their unit-linked pension pots to Legal & General unless the member opts-out of the process. 

In our letter to members we confirmed that once the transfer process commences they will not be able to switch investments until the transfer has been completed, this is called the blackout period.  We confirmed we would publish details of the blackout period for each provider by the end of December 2018.

Equitable Life

The blackout period has been agreed and will commence on 25 February 2019.

Standard Life & Scottish Widows

We are continuing to discuss the transfer process and blackout periods with these providers and will confirm the blackout period as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about the transfer process then please email