AVCs - your choice. Your future.

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Change/restart your AVC contributions



Customer update on servicing

Our servicing teams are extremely busy and we’re aware some customers are experiencing lengthy delays. We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing. This is not the service we want to provide. Please be assured, we’re actively working to resolve this position as soon as we can.

There are other ways to get information about your policy. For most of our products, you can manage your policy online by logging in or registering for your Online Service. Registration is easy and only takes five minutes – all you need is your policy number. There are a small number of products not currently available online, and these are listed on the registration page.


It’s never too early or too late to think about the difference you could make to your lifestyle later in life. In addition to your Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) could be just the thing to help your pension savings go further.

Watch the videos below to find out how having an AVC plan alongside your LGPS could help you.

AVCs are investments and the value of your fund can go down as well as up, so you might get back less than you put in.

An important update on Covid-19 and your investments – please read

Here’s some Frequently Asked Questions about the impact of Covid-19 for our customers – please read

Understanding AVCs

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What’s an AVC?

A quick introduction to AVCs and how they work

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AVCs and tax savings

The impact of tax saving on your AVC plan

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How AVCs could help you

How AVCs could fit into your plans for the future

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Flexible paying in, flexible paying out

Choose how you build and access your AVC pot 

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Tools

We have tools to help you estimate the tax you may pay based on your earnings and how much monthly pension contributions could add up to in retirement.  



Income Tax Calculator

This calculator will provide an estimate of how much Income Tax and National Insurance you may pay, based on your earnings. You can also use it to find out how much tax relief you could get on your pension contributions.
 

Retirement Contributions Calculator

This calculator shows you how much your monthly pension contributions could add up to in retirement. The figures are only a guide based on the details you enter.

  

Your investment options made simple

1. Understand the different investment options available to you

Default

(if available)

If you’d rather not make your own investment choices this option could be for you. If your scheme offers a default investment fund, this may be a single fund or a lifestyle option.

Lifestyle strategy

(if available)

A ready-made investment strategy managed by us, for you. There are different lifestyle options to choose from to suit your retirement plans, but all aim to protect the value of your investment from large fluctuations as you approach retirement.

Manage your own

If you’re comfortable choosing your own funds, you can choose up to 10 from the risk rated funds available. This could be a good choice if you’re happy being in charge of your investments and fully understand the risks involved.

 

2.  Find out more to help you decide

  • It's important you understand these options so that you're invested in a way that suits your retirement plans. 
  • Check your Fund Guide and watch our  ‘Understanding your investment options video for more information. Or if you want information on a particular fund, click on the fund name in your Fund Guide to go to the fund factsheet.
  • These options aren’t a recommendation from Prudential. If you’re still unsure, you should speak to your financial adviser if you have one. If you don't have one, you can search for an independent financial adviser in your area by visiting unbiased.co.uk

3. Choose your investment option

  • You need to choose an investment option before you apply. But don't worry, you can change how you’re invested at any time using our online service.

AVCs are investments and the value of your fund can go down as well as up, so you might get back less than you put in.

Choose your Fund Guide

Type your LGPS into the box below.

Keep track of your investments online  

Our online service allows you to keep track and manage your investments whenever you like. By registering, you'll be able to

Registering also means going paperless, though there are some documents not available online yet, so we’ll continue to send you those in the post while we work on expanding our online documents.

Register now for our online service.

  • bullet check your plan value
  • bullet see how your funds are performing
  • bullet monitor your contributions and transactions
  • bullet change how you're invested
  • bullet change your AVC contributions
  • bullet change your selected retirement age
  • bullet change your personal and employer details
  • bullet contact us securely.

Applying for an AVC plan

It takes approximately 15 minutes to apply online.

To apply, you need
  • bullet your payslip and
  • bullet to have chosen an investment option mentioned above.
You'll need to call us if
  • bullet you want to exceed the £40,000 Annual Allowance or
  • bullet you change employer in the future.

View an example payslip

You need to read the documents below before you apply. They have important information about the risks, benefits, costs and charges of the product and the funds to help you make a decision.

To download and save and/or print these documents for future reference, you should ensure that you have a PDF file reader program installed - Adobe has a free reader.

Important information

Prudential has given no advice on this investment. If you’re unsure if this product is suitable, please get financial advice.

Apply for an AVC plan

Our online form is secure. Once you start this application, any data you enter will be temporarily stored by Prudential and its business partners. The data will be deleted if you don't submit the form.

Once we've processed your application, we'll post a letter to you with details of the first contribution from your salary. After you've got your confirmation letter you can register to manage your AVC contributions online.


Additional support

Once you’ve applied for an AVC plan, our AVC support team will be available to help you with any general enquiries. Please call

0345 600 0343 0345 600 0343

Lines are open Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 6.00pm.

You can also send us a secure message once you register for our online service.