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A pension means security in retirement. That is why the FDA is dedicated to protecting and improving yours.        

The FDA is committed to ensuring each and every one of its members receives a fair pension when they retire.

Whether you are on the Alpha, Classic, Classic Plus, Nuvos, Premium or a completely different pension scheme, the FDA has the expert knowledge and bargaining power to help ensure your future economic security.

We help secure better pensions for our members by:

  • Negotiating for better pensions across government, including reforms to the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
  • Working with departments and other civil service employers to protect members’ pension benefits and improve the service My Civil Service Pensions (MyCSP) provides.
  • Solving individual members’ issues and ensuring our members receive the benefits they are entitled to and correct advice when planning for the future. We help members with their pension problems, from those caused by administrative error to those arising from early or ill health retirement. We also offer guidance on a range of pension subjects, including annual and lifetime allowances and pension tax relief.  
  • Providing members with a free consultation with a financial advisor, where they can discuss their pensions, via FDA Portfolio – our members discounts programme.
  • Taking an active role in the governance of civil service pensions, with FDA representatives having seats on the Civil Service Pensions Board, the Civil Service Pension Scheme Advisory Board and the Joint Superannuation Committee with the Cabinet Office.
  • Working with the TUC and public service unions to protect and improve the provision of public service pensions.

Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby explains the latest civil service pensions news and shares a Q&A on the impact on McCloud and Sargeant Judgements.

25 November 2019 | By Lucille Thirlby

FDA Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby has written to Rupert McNeil – the Government Chief People Officer – to ask a new pension policy be extended to senior civil servants.

27 August 2019

FDA Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby explained that while doctors will be granted greater freedom with pension tax contributions, senior civil servants and NHS managers have been left behind.

07 August 2019
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