What is Live@lunch?
Live@lunch is for people hungry to know more about their pension. Live@lunch is a series of 45-minute, live webinars, which you can access using your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile.
Each session covers a key pension topic and is a hosted by a pensions expert. The sessions are fully interactive meaning you can ask our experts any burning questions you may have. We will do our best to answer as many questions as we can during each session. We will be providing FAQs on the most popular subjects, once all the sessions are completed.
To help you get the most out of Live@lunch, we also provide a video of the session for you to watch again and at your own pace, or in case you are unable to attend.
Live@lunch in 2021
We received fantastic feedback from members who attended Live@lunch last year as part of our annual Pension Awareness Week campaign.
When surveyed 90% said they would like us to put more Live@lunch events in future.
As a result, we’re serving up more sessions for you in 2021, beginning in April, when the following events will be on the menu:
Tuesday 13th April | Getting the Basics Right
A wide-ranging overview covering all key life events. If you’re new to the scheme and want to understand the value of your benefits or you’re simply more ‘clueless’ than ‘clued up’, this is the session for you.
In 45 minutes, we’ll tell you what you need to know about your benefits, how they work, how you can manage them throughout your career and the key activities that will keep you informed and up to date.
Wednesday 14th April | Pensions in a Pandemic
If the pandemic (or any life event) has resulted in a change to your working pattern, do you know how that may impact your pension? No? Then this session will show you how, with real life examples of scheme members who’ve had to navigate managing their career whilst home schooling and taking care of their loved ones.
Thursday 15th April | 2015 Remedy Programme (formerly known as McCloud) Update
As you may have read on the dedicated pages of the scheme website, all members of Civil Service pensions who continue in service from 1 April 2022 onwards will do so as members of alpha.
classic, classic plus, premium and nuvos will be closed in relation to service after 31 March 2022. What’s more, it’s also been decided that eligible members will receive a choice at retirement of which pension scheme benefits they’d prefer to take for the period from 2015 to 2022. Does this affect you? If so, tune into our 2015 session to find out more.
Feedback from members
We think Live@lunch really fills a gap but don’t just take our word it – this is what some of last year’s attendees had to say:
“This was a great way to get information over to staff who would otherwise struggle to understand their pensions. Can we please have more of these types of live sessions? A big thank you to everyone involved :)”
“This was brilliant thank you - excellent pace enabled me to take notes and to plan research on my pension. Will be recommending this to colleagues.”
“I found them really useful with very informative speakers who explained things very clearly and helpfully which gave me a better understanding of things, and also made me aware of things I didn't know like the Portal, calculator, app etc. Many thanks and I look forward to attending more Live@lunch virtual sessions as I wouldn't be able to attend any sessions in person normally so it gave me and many others a chance to attend.”
Book your place now
It’s easy to book your place. Sessions are free and you can book onto one, two or all three if you wish. Simply go to our dedicated registration page and complete the short booking process. You’ll receive an email confirming your booking straight away. You’ll be asked if you want to add the events to your calendar and we advise doing so, to remind you closer to the time. You’ll receive a further email reminder 24 hours before the event.
We look forward to seeing you at Live@lunch!