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Service Disruption Notice

JSS are following the advice from the Government and working from home.

This means that some things may take longer than usual. Our phone capability is very limited so please email or write to us where possible.

Pensions in pay will continue to be paid and the value of your pension is not affected by changes in the stock market.

We aim to resume normal service as soon as we can.

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.

Did you know?

As you approach retirement you should review your finances and plans.

Age UK offers advice on retirement and getting your finances in order

What's New?

Employee Contribution Rates from April 2020

The employee contribution rates for 2020/21 have now been confirmed.

More information can be found on the news page.

Civil Service Compensation Scheme Update

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

The deadline for exits under the 2010 terms has been extended to 31 July 2020.

More information can be found on the news page.

2020 Pension Increase

For the year beginning 6 April 2020 there will be an increase based on CPI as at September 2019 of up to 1.7%.

More information can be found on the news page.

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.

JSS are unable to provide you with any financial advice; you should obtain this from an independent financial adviser.