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What pension is right for you?

Standard Life and the Civil Service have joined together to offer you the opportunity to choose the pension that is right for you, whether you're taking the first steps to make retirement provisions or 'topping up' your existing pension. We want to help you enjoy the retirement you deserve.

Choose one of the following options: 

The partnership account

The partnership account is available to you if you decide that you’d rather be a member of a defined contribution pension plan (this is a plan based directly on the payments you’ve made during your working life, rather than a proportion of your final salary or based on your career average pensionable earnings).

• You are eligible if you joined the Civil Service on or after 1st October 2002
• You are eligible if you joined the Civil Service before 1st October 2002, but have moved to the alpha pension scheme

It is not available to employees who joined the Civil Service before October 2002 and have protection to continue in the Civil Service classic, classic plus, premium or nuvos pension arrangements.

Boost your retirement income

Group Stakeholder and Group Service Additional Voluntary Contribution plans provided by Standard Life are available if you are a member of the classic, classic plus, or premium or nuvos pension schemes. You can use these to boost your income at retirement by topping up.