This section will tell you what you need to do when an employee asks about the following areas:
Additional voluntary contributions
Last updated - 29th January 2009
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, give them the contact details for your APAC, who will send them a leaflet.
The current providers of CSAVCs are:
Equitable Life (closed to new members)
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 Employers' 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 [External website].