Common questions

Wherever you are in your retirement savings journey, this is where you can find out more about the Civil Service top up plan.

Important documents

To help you make an informed decision we've provided you with important information that you should read.

These documents are appropriate for new joiners and members of the Civil Service AVC Scheme and Civil Service Northern Ireland AVC Scheme. You should print or save copies of these documents for future reference.

Please complete this form if you would like to join the plan.

Civil Service application form (PDF, 47KB)

This document explains the features of the pension product your employer has chosen.

Key features document (PDF, 207KB)

These documents give you more detail about your investment options.

How to choose the right investment options for your pension (PDF, 1MB)

This leaflet tells you how you can boost your retirement income by making additional voluntary contributions to the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS). This guide has been provided by The Civil Service. Standard Life aren't responsible for the content of this guide.

The Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme - A brief guide (PDF, 23.5KB)

There are important differences between with profits and other types of investment. If you’re thinking of investing in with profits read the booklet.

Guide to your with profits investments for pensions (PDF, 175KB)

 

Important documents

To help you make an informed decision we've provided you with important information that you should read.

These documents are appropriate for new joiners and members of the Civil Service Stakeholder and Civil Service Northern Ireland Stakeholder pension schemes. You should print or save copies of these documents for future reference.

Please complete this form if you would like to join the plan.

Civil Service application form (PDF, 161KB)

Read this guide for more information about a Civil Service top up plan.

Your personal guide to the stakeholder pension plan (PDF, 731KB)

This document explains the features of the pension product your employer has chosen.

Key features document (PDF, 207KB)

This document gives you an illustration of what your pension could be worth. It doesn't take into account any of the charges and rebates that may apply to your company pension. You can find more information about these on the charges page.

Key features illustration (PDF, 220KB)

These documents give you more detail about your investment options.

How to choose the right investment options for your pension (PDF, 1.2MB)

Lifestyle profiles (PDF, 209KB)

There are important differences between with profits and other types of investment. If you’re thinking of investing in with profits read the guide.

Guide to your with profits investments for Stakeholder pensions (149 KB)

This leaflet gives you some basic information about stakeholder pensions and some of the options available to you. This guide has been provided by The Civil Service. Standard Life aren't responsible for the content of this guide.

Civil Service Pensions  - Stakeholder Pensions - A brief guide (PDF, 63KB)

 

About the top up pension

Joining the top up pension

Payments

Investments

What happens if you leave

Taking your pension

Your pension value

Important documents

Group Additional Voluntary Contribution

See important documents

Group Stakeholder

See important documents