Not sure which option applies to me 

From July 2010

If you were one of our employees on 1 July 2010, or you started with the company after that date, then you will have been able to join the AHBRSP (formerly called the Alliance Boots Retirement Savings Plan or ABRSP for short). The AE Scheme started in February 2013 so if you chose not to join the main plan, you may have been enrolled into that scheme.


Before July 2010

If you were an employee before 1 July 2010, then you may have benefits in one of our legacy schemes, the two main ones being:

​The Boots Pension Scheme (BPS)

This scheme closed, and benefit accrual stopped, on 30 June 2010. If you were a member then you may have deferred benefits in the BPS or be receiving payment of a pension. 

The Alliance Unichem Group UK Pension Scheme

This scheme was also closed and the accrual of benefits stopped. In March 2011 pensions in payment and deferred benefits were transferred to an external insurance company, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The scheme was then wound up in November 2011. If you have questions relating to your benefits from this scheme then you should contact PIC and their details can be found on the ‘Get in touch’ page (under ‘Other schemes’).

Boots Stakeholder Pension Plan

This plan opened on 4 September 2001 and closed to new entrants from 7 April 2008. If you paid contributions for five years, you were then invited to join the Boots Pension Scheme (i.e., this stakeholder plan was a ‘feeder’ scheme). If you have questions relating to your benefits from this plan, then you should contact Legal & General (their details can be found on the ‘Get in touch’ page (under ‘Other schemes’)).

Boots 2006 Stakeholder Pension Plan

This plan started on 1 June 2006 and was open to any new employees from this date and existing employees on request. If you were a member of this plan, you were not eligible to join the Boots Pension Scheme. If you have questions relating to your benefits from this stakeholder plan, then you should contact Legal & General (their details can be found on the ‘Get in touch’ page (under ‘Other schemes’)).

If you are still not sure which option applies to you, then please send an email to: group.pensions@boots.co.uk