What are Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)?

You can pay additional voluntary contributions to the CSAVCS. The current provider is Legal & General.

If you pay AVCs you will build up an additional pension pot which you can use to take an income and/ or lump sum from age 55 (or 50 if you joined our additional voluntary contribution scheme before 06 April 2006). You do not have to take these benefits at the same time as your Civil Service pension.

9 December 2021
Last updated:
22 August 2022