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How the scheme is managed

The RMSPS is responsible for any benefits you earned before 1 April 2012.

Under the Postal Services Act 2011, the Cabinet Office in Government is accountable for the RMSPS.

The Cabinet Office is responsible for managing the scheme. The scheme manager, which is Cabinet Office, checks that the scheme is working well, makes discretionary decisions, and deals with the most serious complaints.

A Governance Group oversees the management of the RMSPS. Its Chair, John Cullen, was appointed in 2022 by the Secretary of State. Its members are nominated stakeholders from groups including Royal Mail, Post Office Ltd, CWU and the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners. Their names and organisations can be seen below.

Name Organisation 
Andy Furey Communications Workers Union
Angela Gough Royal Mail Group
Eamonn Donaughy National Federation of Occupational Pensioners
Gary Sassoon-Hales Unite the Union
‎Ian Rudkin Post Office Ltd
Stephen Halliwell Communications Workers Union
Kerrie Cureton-Williams Cabinet Office
Muna Rowe Cabinet Office
Stephen Humphrey Independent non-executive member
Natasha Wilson Independent non-executive member

The Chair’s reports and Annual reports provide more information on the actions of the Governance Group.

Chair’s and Annual Reports

2022: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2021: RMSPS Governance Annual Report
2021: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2020: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2020: RMSPS Governance Annual Report
(Correction to page 6: The Post Office Limited transfer is progressing and has not been completed)
2019: RMSPS Annual Report
2019: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2018: RMSPS Annual Report
2018: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2017: RMSPS Annual Report
2016: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts
2015: RMSPS Annual Accounts
2015: RMSPS Annual Report
2014: RMSPS Annual Report and Accounts


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