Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Planning For Retirement

Prudential is our current Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) provider and is the UK’s No 1 AVC provider with over 295,000 AVC Customers. Prudential have helped public sector employees save for their retirement for over 20 years.

Equitable Life

Equitable Life was established in 1762 and is the oldest mutual life assurance company in the UK, and was the former AVC provider to the Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund.

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


Unbiased.co.uk allows you to search for qualified and regulated independent financial advisers.

Pension Wise

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 the whole spectrum of pensions, including state, company, personal and stakeholder schemes.

The Pension Tracing Service

The Pensions Scheme Registry is a service to help people trace lost pension rights.

LGPS Members

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.

Scheme Regulations

The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations, Administrations Guides and Actuarial Guidance can be accessed by the LGPS website.

Direct Gov

View the Direct Gov website for state pension information and planning for retirement.


Featuring news and information on tax and national insurance matters in the United Kingdom.

The Pension Ombudsman

The Pension Ombudsman is an independent 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.