Additional NAPF material catalogued - July 2012

Posted: 26 July 2012

Additional material for the Pensions Archive's National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) collection has recently been catalogued and is now available to the public. The additional material, which includes committee papers, publications and photographs, supplements the existing collection of the NAPF which has been held in the Pensions Archive since 2008.

Highlights of this additional deposit include a bound set of addresses to the NAPF Annual Conference between 1934 and 1939 (LMA/4494/D/08/01/024) and a typescript copy a history of the NAPF, commissioned for the organisation's diamond jubilee in 1983 (LMA/4494/D/10/001). These items are available to view at London Metropolitan Archives: for more information on accessing the collection please see the Visiting Us pages of the website.

The NAPF is the principal body representing occupational pension funds and those managing pension funds in the UK. The organisation was formed in 1917 as the Conference of Superannuation Funds to seek exemptions from tax on the investment returns made by pension funds and from income tax for employees' contributions. The recommendations made by its members to the Royal Commission on Income Tax in 1918 led to the tax exemptions granted in the 1921 Finance Act. The Association of Superannuation & Pension Funds was subsequently formed in 1923 and the name changed to National Association of Pension Funds in 1967. Since the mid 1970s the NAPF has increased the range of its activities including regularly lobbying on legislative and regulatory changes.