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Useful links

Below are links to a number of useful pension related websites. Please note that BTPS is not responsible for the content of these external internet sites.

Age UK

Following the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged, Age UK is the new national network providing help and care for older people.

BT Benevolent Fund

A Registered Charity for present and former BT employees, their families and dependants.

www.benevolent.bt.com

DirectGov - Pensions and Retirement

There is a lot of useful information on the Government site, DirectGov:

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsandretirementplanning/index.htm

Independent Financial Advice

The Money Advice Service website contains a guide to choosing and independent financial advisor (IFA)

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/choosing-a-financial-adviser

Inland Revenue

The Inland Revenue web site features news and information on UK tax and national insurance matters.

www.hmrc.gov.uk

Pensions Advisory Service

An independent non-profit organisation that provides information and guidance on the whole spectrum of pensions, covering State, company, personal and Stakeholder schemes.

www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk

Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is the regulatory body for work-based pension schemes in the UK, and replaced OPRA, the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority.

www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk

Pensions Ombudsman

The State appointed official whose office investigates and decides complaints and disputes about the way that pension schemes are run.

www.pensions-ombudsman.org.uk

Pension Tracing Service

If you lose contact with a former pension scheme(s), the tracing service run by the Department of Works and Pensions may be able to help you in contacting the trustees of a previous employer’s pension scheme if you cannot trace them yourself. The service is available online or you can write or phone:

Pension Tracing Service
The Pension Service
Tyneview Park
Whitley Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE98 1BA

Phone: 0845 600 2537

Pension Wise

If you have AVCs, Pension Wise is a government service offering free, impartial guidance around the options you have with respect to your DC pension savings, the implications of each option, and how to get the best deal.

www.pensionwise.co.uk

Phone: 030 0330 1001