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Welcome to JSS

Joint Superannuation Services (JSS) are responsible for the administration of the Research Councils' Pension Scheme (RCPS).

The RCPS is a 'by-analogy' scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) and follows the scheme rules of the PCSPS - external link.

Whether you are joining an RCPS employer, are an active member, have a preserved pension or are a pensioner, this site will have the information you need. Please note that JSS are unable to provide you with any financial advice; you should obtain this from an independent financial adviser.

Scheme booklets are available in the scheme guides section.

Contact details for JSS can be found in the contacts section.

Every effort is made to ensure that this site is up to date and accurate but a condition of access to the site is that you accept that the rules of the scheme always take priority if they differ from anything within.

What's New?

Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) Update

A futher update on the CSCS has been shared by the Cabinet office.

The deadline for exits under the 2010 terms has been extended to 30 September 2019.

More information can be found on the news page.

2019 Annual Benefit Statements.

JSS will start to produce the 2019 Annual Benefit Statements during July and August.

More information about Annual Benefit Statements can be found on the news page.

2019 Pension increase and revaluation.

For the year beginning 8 April 2019 there will be an increase of 2.4% applied to Public Service Pensions.

More information can be found on the news page.

Notices Page Updated

Three new notices have been added to the notices page.

  • The State Pension uplifted post Brexit
  • The State Pension age for women, judicial review
  • Pension cold calling ban enacted

RCPS Reform Update - Court of Appeal judgement

Further information has been published regarding RCPS reform and the Court of Appeal judgement.

More information can be found on the news page.