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Useful links

The following are links to some websites that you may find useful. If you know of any other sites that you think would be helpful, please let us know. We do not include commercial sites, as to do so might be construed as a recommendation.

Age UK - external link - (previously Age Concern and Help The Aged)

A charity that offers practical support to help older people to live independent lives.

Citizens Advice Bureau - external link -

A charity that gives advice on the benefits you may be entitled to and wider legal advice.

Counselling Directory - external link

A nationwide database of counsellors and physcotherapists. The site also provides information relating to counselling and therapy. JSS gives absolutely no endorsement to any service you may access using this link.

Find pension contact details (Pension Tracing Service) - external link -

A service provided by the Pension Tracing Service that helps you to find contact details for a workplace or personal pension scheme.

For You By You - The Charity for Civil Servants - external link - (previously the Civil Service Benevolent Fund)

Gives financial support in cases of specific hardship or to buy needed equipment. It can also help with child care support and gives advice on care placement.

HMRC - external link HM Revenue and Customs

Gives news and information on tax matters and national insurance in the United Kingdom.

The Civil Service Pensioners' Alliance - external link -

(CSPA) is a campaigning body representing pensioners in the civil service and related schemes. It was formed in 1952 to secure improvements in pensions and pensioners welfare. It is non party political, financially independent and democratically run in the UK.

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship - external link -

A national charity that helps you make the most of your retirement. It has local groups that will do what they can to help members overcome loneliness, hardship, suffering or distress.

The Department for Work & Pensions - external link -

Gives details of leaflets and benefits available for families, those at work and the retired. DWP also provides useful information regarding employment, pensions and welfare.

The Financial Conduct Authority - external link -

(FCA) is the independent regulator accountable to Treasury and, through them, to Parliament. The FCA look after the financial services industry and protect consumers. The FCA have replaced the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

The Pensions Advisory Service - external link -

A service that gives free advice to those experiencing problems with company or personal providers and explains the different pension types of defined contribution and defined benefit schemes (Classic, Classic Plus, Premium and Nuvos are defined benefit schemes).

The Pensions Advisory Service - Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) - external link -

A new body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions to help people to make the most of their money and pensions.

The Pensions Regulator - external link -

The UK regulator of workplace pension schemes.