Our History

NFOP was set up by a retired member of the General Post Office (GPO) in the 1930s, with the aim of establishing a friendly and social society that provided support to fellow ex-GPO staff during retirement. As more and more local GPO depots became part of the society it soon grew into a national Federation of GPO pensioners with thousands of members.

A Welfare Fund was set up in order to provide financial support to members in need. This was completely funded by fellow members and still exists today. Members today can apply for a grant from the fund for items such as replacement white goods and home adaptations.

As GPO became the separate entities of the Post Office and British Telecom the name evolved to become the National Federation of Royal Mail and BT Pensioners. Continued support and help post-work was something that other occupational pensioner groups were looking for, which led to the Federation merging with the National Association of British Steel Pensioners.

As other occupational pensioners continued to show interest and join the organisation, the name was changed to reflect this continued growth, and it is now known as the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP). Membership is now open to anyone with a company pension.

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