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Retired members' group (RMG)

Retiring? Stay in touch. Stay with Prospect

Just because you are leaving employment, you don't have to leave Prospect - you can become a retired member. You don't even have to be age 60 or over, you just need to be leaving employment, whether because of age, sickness or redundancy.

retired members leafletOur Retired Members Group represents their views and concerns within Prospect, through a network of 20 area representatives, publicised in Profile.

The monthly subscription rate is low – £3.49 (£41.88 for a full year) - or, if you are age 55 or over, you can become a life member by paying a lump sum of £418.80. (These rates are valid until 31.12.2017.)

If you are under 55 you can pay the monthly or annual subscription rate until you reach age 55, when you can then buy life membership or continue with annual payments.

Retired membership entitles you, your spouse and dependants to:

  • many of our members' services
  • receive the union journal
  • continue to enjoy access to certain legal services and advice on pensions.

However, retired members are not entitled to work-related benefits, such as advice on employment rights, personal injury or official inquiries arising from work undertaken whilst in retired membership, nor do they have access to the death benefit scheme.

When you notify Prospect of your retirement you will automatically be invited to continue in retired membership. Anyone retiring or resigning from employment, whatever their age, may become a retired member.

If you would like to become a retired member, or get more information about this, please tick the box below then click 'submit' (logged-in users only).

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Want to become a retired member?

Members: log in now to notify us that you're retiring and find out more about retired membership.

Logging in will also enable you to to download "Retired members: a guide to Prospect organisation", which will help you access the union's services and facilities.

Visit our Retired Members eGroup.

RMG miscellaneous documents


I'm about to retire. Can I stay a member of Prospect?   info
Leaflet to encourage members who are retiring to stay with Prospect. Updated October 2017
 24 May 2016 

Fair pensions? The case for a sustainable Pension Commission   info
Prospect's policy on the case for a sustainable Pension Commission launched at a Prospect TUC fringe 2015
 15 September 2015 

Retired members: a guide to Prospect organisation   info
A guide for Prospect retired members to help them access our services and facilities. (Updated after the 2014 national conference.)
 30 June 2014