How to increase your pension

You can increase the amount of Civil Service pension you will receive when you retire by either:

Added pension

Added pension is an amount of extra annual pension that you can buy, which we will add to your pension after you retire.

You can buy added pension by monthly contribution from your salary, or by lump sum.

Depending on which scheme you’re in, different rules will apply when purchasing added pension.

More information on added pension.   

The Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS)

You can boost your retirement income by making Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS).

Your contributions are invested with a provider (Legal & General (opens in a new window)) and your fund will build up until you can and want to use it.

Members of the partnership scheme cannot contribute to the CSAVCS.

More information on the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS).