Have your questions about your pension scheme answered.
What are Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)?
Additional Voluntary Contributions are extra pension contributions that you can make to boost your pension savings. Please note that you can only pay AVCs to an arrangement that your employer has set up for their employees to pay into.
Your AVCs could be invested in one of TPT Retirement Solutions' defined contribution (DC) funds:
- The Growth Plan Series 4
- Ethical Fund
- Flexible Retirement Plan
- SHAPS Defined Contribution (DC) (only available to SHAPS employees)
- SHPS Defined Contribution (DC) (only available to SHPS employees)
- ISPS Defined Contribution (DC) (only available to ISPS employees)
- Genesis Housing Association Defined Contribution (DC)
If you would like more information on the funds please see the respective Member Guide for your Defined Contribution scheme.
Alternatively, you may pay AVCs privately as Free Standing AVCs (FSAVCs) to another pension provider.
I am interested in paying Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), what do I do?
If you would like more information on the funds, see the relevant Member Guide for your Defined Contribution pension scheme.
You can pay Additional Voluntary Contributions by calling us on 0345 072 6780 for an application form. Alternatively you can download an AVC Application Form for the scheme that you are in from our website, complete it and then hand it to your payroll department to complete the employer sections of the form. Your employer will then pass the completed form to us. You will receive confirmation from us once your form has been processed.