Is our chosen in-house AVC provider – to read more about the benefits of paying AVC’s or to start or amend contributions visit their website
The Money Service
The Money Advice Service, set up by the Government, offers free and impartial advice,. They offer advice and guides on improving your finances, tools and calculators and support over the phone and on-line.
Telephone – 0800 138 7777 (calls are free)
Unbiased.co.uk allows you to search for qualified and regulated independent financial advisers.
Pension Wise is a service set up by the Government which offers free and impartial guidance on defined contribution pension options.
The Pension Advisory Service
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) is an independent non-profit organisation that provides free information, advice and guidance on all types of pensions, including state, company, personal and stakeholder schemes.
Telephone 0300 123 1047
The Pension Tracing Service
The Pensions Scheme Registry is a service to help people trace lost pension rights.
The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, or working for other employers participating in the Scheme, and is often viewed as one of the most valuable financial rewards of the job.
The LGA maintain a website which outlines the benefits of the scheme and how pension benefits are calculated. The site includes useful calculators.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations, Administrations Guides and Actuarial Guidance can be accessed by visiting
State pension information and planning for retirement can be found at
The Pension Ombudsman
The Pension Ombudsman is an independant organisation set up by law to investigate complaints about pension administration. The Pensions Ombudsman has legal powers to make decisions that are final, binding and enforceable in court. The service is free.
The Pension Regulator
The Pensions Regulator is the public body that protects workplace pensions in the UK. They work with employers and those running pensions so that people can save safely for their retirement.