Johnson Matthey increases additional voluntary contributions and bonus sacrifice by 350%

Johnson Matthey has seen a 350% increase in employees sacrificing their annual bonus to pay 1% in additional voluntary contributions (AVCs) into their pension scheme.

The increase followed the launch of a personalised newsletter, which was sent out to all 3,500 active members of the global chemicals and precious metals firm’s defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.

The firm has also launched a pensions website and rebranded its pension scheme in conjunction with Shilling Communications.

Phillip Reeve, group pensions manager at Johnson Matthey, said: “Establishing a unique brand for the pension scheme is vital to our drive on member engagement.

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“The main aim was to make members more aware of their benefits and to encourage them to take greater ownership of their pension.”

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