- Joining the pension
Get the most from your pension
- Use the tools
- Boost your pension
- Understanding investments
- Approaching retirement
- Payment options
- Investment choices
- Common questions
Get startedJoining the pension
The Civil Service, with the help of their adviser, is offering you the opportunity to join this company pension.
When you start working for The Civil Service, you'll be invited to join the Partnership Pension Account, a Group Stakeholder Pension provided by Standard Life Assurance Limited.
Please take the time to read the information in the important documents on these pages.
What does this mean for you?Pension flexibility
Everyone has control over how they take money from their pension.
There’s a minimum age after which you can withdraw money, but pensions are now one of the most tax-efficient and flexible ways to save for the future.
Your payment choicesHow much should you pay?
It’s up to you – as long as you meet any minimums set by The Civil Service or Standard Life. But remember, paying in a little bit more now could make a big difference when you retire.
Your pension is normally a long term investment and you usually can't withdraw money until the age of 55 (may be subject to change). As with any investment, the value can go down as well as up, and may be worth less than what was paid in.