Tell us your wishes: death benefits form

If the worst should happen, it’s good to know your wishes will be considered when any benefits from ITV’s benefit schemes are paid out.

Use this form to let the trustees know who you’d like any benefits paid to when you die. And remember to submit another form if your circumstances change.

Before you tell us your wishes, we need to let you know that the trustees make the final decision about who to pay benefits to when you die. This is so any benefits can be paid free of inheritance tax (under current tax rules), but the trustees will always take your wishes into account. And because we’re all different – and life can be complicated – we’ve included space on this form in case there’s anything you think the trustees should know.

The information you give us is confidential. If you want to find out how we use your personal information, please call ITV Pensions on 01772 884488 or email

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Terms of use

The Investment Helper (the tool) is for general guidance only. Please make sure you understand how it works and its limitations before obtaining your results. By using the tool, you agree to the terms of use set out below:

  • Your investment options: From August 2023, members of the ITV Defined Contribution Plan (the DC Plan) can invest their DC savings through a Guided or a Customised approach. There are currently 14 Guided options to choose from, and 16 investment funds through the Customised approach.
  • About the tool: Based on your answers to 10 questions, the tool will suggest whether the Guided or Customised approach might suit you. It also gives you some ideas about what Guided option(s) you might like to consider if you decide to invest through the Guided approach, and the investment funds you might like to consider if you decide to invest through the Customised approach. These options and investment funds are suggestions only based on your response to the questions.

    The tool cannot take account of your personal circumstances; it asks a limited number of general questions and because of this you should not regard any of the information it provides as either financial advice or recommendations.

    Neither the Trustees of the DC Plan (ITV Defined Contribution Plan Limited) (the ‘Trustee’) nor ITV plc, including all Participating Employers of the DC Plan (together ‘ITV), can be responsible for any decisions you make based on the tool.

  • Getting advice: You’re responsible for carrying out your own investigations before deciding how to invest your DC savings; you should take independent financial advice if you’re not sure what to do or want specific advice about your own personal circumstances.

The ‘small print’

The tool has been developed for the Trustee and ITV by Towers Watson Limited (‘WTW’), an independent firm of actuaries and consultants authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Access to the tool is provided to you by the Trustee and ITV and is subject to the terms of use displayed under 'Terms & conditions’ above. The Trustee, ITV and WTW cannot be responsible for any decisions you make based on the tool.

The tool is made available to you without any acceptance of responsibility by WTW and all warranties are excluded to the extent permitted by law. No representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied is or will be made or given by WTW in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the estimated cost, contributions or amount invested in your account or any other information provided using the Contribution Calculator or that they can be used as the basis for the making of investment or retirement planning decisions.

Any queries or complaints arising in relation to your use of the tool must be notified to the Trustee and ITV initially and you agree that any claims or disputes in connection with such use may only be pursued by the Trustee and ITV (and not by you directly) subject to the terms of the agreement they have in place with WTW. Any claims or disputes will be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in England.

June 2023