Need more pensions information? Just follow the links.

As well as providing a wide range of scheme-specific information that covers your Firefighters’ pension, we thought it would be useful to share links to a number of sources that can help build your understanding of pensions issues and other, related topics. Just follow the links below.

We are currently running a trial of our new Online Service for Firefighters, which you can access by clicking this link : https://memberportal.pensions.gov.scot/

From here you’ll be able to register for an account and view your employment and pension details. We’re keeping the launch low-key for the moment so we can gain more feedback and make further improvements to the service we provide.

Once that’s been done, the service will be much more widely advertised and links to it will be available on the SPPA website homepage.

Age Scotland

Useful information on a broad range of age-related topics including money matters.

Citizens’ Advice Scotland

Helpful resources on a range of issues as well as directions to your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

The Department for Work and Pensions

The UK Government department responsible for pensions matters.

The Financial Conduct Authority

Wide range of pensions and other financial services-related information from the financial services regulator.

Gov.UK

The UK Government’s main portal with links to benefits, taxation, pensions and much more.

The Government Actuary’s Department

Source of information for public sector pensions calculations, regulations and consultations.

HM Revenue & Customs

Self-assessment, pensions taxation and much more.

The Pensions Advisory Service

UK Government sponsored website for general pensions advice.

Pension Tracing Service

If you’ve lost track of any of your previous pensions, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here.

The Pensions Ombudsman

Free, fair and impartial advice on pensions disputes and complaints.

The Scottish Government

Website covering the responsibilities of the Scottish Government including public sector pay policies.

The Scottish Parliament

Website for the Scottish Parliament – including contact details for your local MSP.

The Money Advice Service

UK Government backed service which provides free, impartial money advice. Includes comprehensive section on pensions.

The Pension Service

Gov.uk section for all things related to the State Pension – including claiming your pension for the first time.

The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

Your final port of call for any complaints about Scottish public services organisations – including SPPA.

Unbiased.co.uk

Portal for finding independent financial advisers in your area.

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