Boosting pensions

Added pension and additional voluntary contributions

When an employee asks about buying added pension or making additional voluntary contributions, you should direct them to the ‘Boosting pensions’ information for their scheme in the scheme guides part of this site. If they cannot access the site, you should direct them to our to contact details and they can request information to be sent out by post.

The current providers of CSAVCs are:

Stakeholder pensions

Standard Life is the stakeholder pension provider for the Civil Service and employees will be able to contribute to this through the payroll or by direct debit. The process for arranging contributions through payroll is laid out in Section 3.3 of the Employer Pension Guide under ‘Designated stakeholder pension scheme’.

For more information employees may telephone Standard Life’s helpline (0800 333304) or log on to Standard Life’s website.