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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4492
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1993 Oct - 2007 Sep
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (2 Files)
Name of creator(s): Lex Service plc x RAC plc | motoring services


Administrative/Biographical history:

The RAC was founded in 1897 as the Automobile Club of Great Britain, and has been consistently at the forefront in developing motoring services - from introducing uniformed patrols in 1901 and roadside emergency telephone boxes in 1912. In 1907 it received Royal Approval and became the Royal Automobile Club. In 1998 RAC acquired the British School of Motoring (BSM), and in 1999 RAC Motoring Services was bought by Lex Service PLC, and no longer has any formal connection with previous owners, the members of the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London. Address: 89-91 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS. Lex Service PLC had been founded in 1928 as a parking garage business. In 2001 Lex acquired Auto Windscreens, and in 2002 Lex renamed itself to RAC plc, which was acquired by Aviva in 2005.


Scope and content/abstract:

Pension Scheme Explanatory Booklets produced by Lex Service, which later became RAC PLC. 'The Lex Service Pension Scheme Explained' (1993); 'The 1994 Lex Service Pension Scheme' (1994); 'The Multipart Section of the Lex Service pension Scheme' (1999); 'Formula 4 Guide for RAC Employees' (1996); 'The Lex Service Pension Scheme Senior Management Section'(2000); 'The Lex Service Pension Scheme Executive Section'(2000); 'Additional Voluntary Contributions Will you be ready for retirement?' (2000); 'The RAC Pension Scheme 1997 Scheme' (2002); 'The RAC 2003 Pension Scheme Summary' (2003); 'The RAC 2003 Pension Scheme Senior Management Section' (1993); The RAC 2003 Pension Scheme Updated Booklet for the Non-Contributory 1994 and Multipart Sections' (2004); 'The RAC 2003 Pension Scheme Looking further ahead' (1997) and 'RAC pensions Flexiplan Your benefits explained' (2007).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into a series of Pension Scheme Explanatory Booklets (LMA/4492/01).

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by The Pensions Archive Trust in 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

This collection forms part of the Pensions Archive.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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