Changes to police and firefighters’ survivors pensions in Scotland

On the 5th of October the rules in Scotland changed for widows and widowers of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.   As of that date, they will be entitled to receive their deceased partner’s pension for life. Previously the pension was withdrawn if the deceased partner remarried, entered a civil partnership or, in the case of the police pension, was … Continue reading Changes to police and firefighters’ survivors pensions in Scotland

Who's the new Minister of State for Pensions

Current Minister of State for Pensions

The current Minister of State for Pensions is Ros Altmann, or Baroness Altmann CBE if you want to be correct about it. She was appointed on May 11th 2015.   You can read a bit more about her and her policies on the government’s website here https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state-pensions or you can see her own personal website here http://www.rosaltmann.com and follow her on twitter here @rosaltmann Continue reading Current Minister of State for Pensions

Look for pensions

How to trace old pensions

Contact the Pensions Tracing Service. It’s a free government service that tries to trace workplace and personal pensions. You can reach them through a link on the gov.uk website here https://www.gov.uk/find-lost-pension or you can phone them on 0845 6002 537 or textphone on 0845 3000 169 Their phonelines are open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm.   Their postal address is: The Pension Service … Continue reading How to trace old pensions