Who we are
Our Vision, Purpose,
Values and Behaviours
Provide accurate, timely and credible technical pension advice and other services to our Members;
Represent the whole Armed Forces Community at the top tables of government in relation to Armed Forces Pensions, holding to account when necessary;
Raise awareness across the Armed Forces Community on the complexities and benefits of their Armed Forces Pension;
In order to empower our members to make the best pension choices
Trusted. Providing a timely, accurate and personalised service to all our members
Influential. Driving the debate and adding value at every stage
Passionate. Passionate about what we do. Empathy with everyone we represent
Collaborative. Ready and willing to work with others yet strong enough to stand alone
Take pride in being the experts in our field – continue learning and seek to better ourselves
Communicate – honestly, openly and fully
Sustain and develop the team – be respectful, exploit our diversity and trust in one another
Work smarter – share best practice and embrace change
Focus on the Member – always with compassion, professionalism and honesty
Our word is our bond – we do what we say
What we are
A not-for-profit military
The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation
that acts as a pension watchdog for the entire military community.
What we do
Pension advisory service
Our pension advisory service empowers members to make better informed decisions.
Campaigning is at the very heart of the Society’s ethos, history and reputation.
Our group briefings help serving members of the Armed Forces better understand their pension.
We keep our community informed with a constant flow of topical Armed Forces Pension related news and content.
What our members say
“Joining is by far one of the best moves I have made”
“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the FPS, but primarily to Alisa Lakeman-Ford. throughout the last year, she has been absolutely superb in providing me the most excellent feedback on my pension enquiries. I have to say, joining the FPS, and seeing such in-depth, detailed, pension forecasts produced by Alisa, is by far one of the best moves I have made in my 32 year career. The patience, professionalism, knowledge and willingness to help was nothing short of outstanding. Thank you all, and sincere thanks to Alisa. “
“We would be stuck without you!”
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Terry and Wendy for all the help and assistance you have given me over the past few years. My circumstances were “not typical”, but you will be pleased to learn that all my fears were unfounded and everything has materialised as it should have. I am now in receipt of my lump sum and regular pension, including the extra I had put in from my years with another employer. Thank you to FPS as a whole for all the help and guidance you give to members of the Armed Forces. We would be stuck without you! All the very best to you all and I hope you are all managing well in these current difficult times.
“I became a member 9 months after my father’s death as I have been handling the widow’s pension on behalf of my mother. The journey was an absolute nightmare. 13 months on and we are still not out of the woods, however, Charlie King and Colin Thomas have been pivotal in progressing our case. I cannot think of another organisation that charges a nominal yearly fee for the time, compassion, empathy and sheer determination in making things happen fairly, honestly and justly as The Forces Pension Society. The service and commitment given is mind blowing.
“Wow – thank you very much for the detailed e-mail. Having burnt my maths text books at the tender age of 16 this is exactly what I needed to make sense of what is a complicated system. Quite how anyone is supposed to be able to decipher that without your help is beyond me! I really appreciate the work you have put in and will recommend you to all my colleagues – a fantastic service.
“Extremely beneficial webinar”
“On behalf of DHU, thank you very much for your extremely comprehensive Webinar this was extremely beneficial”
“I have received overall £12743. Could not have done it without the support of the Society so I would like to thank you for pointing me in the right direction and particularly the help you gave me with the paperwork and answers to my questions. Really appreciate what you have done for me.”
“A happy ending”
“I would just like to thank the team at FPS. I can confirm that over the last couple of weeks I have received several payments with regard to my previously unclaimed pension, nearly £2000 tax free, £5600 after tax and nearly £600 for loss of interest in addition to a £45 monthly increase to my pension, so one very happy ex-serviceman. Once again thanks for your continued help and support in such matters”
“Well worth the annual subscription fee to get it right. “
“I have just handed my notice in with confidence thanks to the sound advice you have given me. My own research led me to draw very similar conclusions to you but having an expert like Colin Thomas to confirm my calculations is fantastic and well worth the annual subscription fee to get it right. “
“Remarkable value “
“I am writing to express my gratitude to the Forces Pension Society having recently found myself caught in a wicked, and somewhat unique, pension trap. I had a consultation with Charlie King and Mike Davis, who seem to be not only amongst the few people who understand the complexities of the situation, but also able to communicate them in a way that I could understand. I cannot begin to think how much such advice would have cost from a paid professional. It makes FPS membership remarkable value. I continue to cajole my unsubscribed colleagues into doing so.”
“Truly fantastic service”
“For those considering options outside of service life or just thinking through their future, I cannot recommend the Forces Pension Society enough. If I am honest I was a bit reticent to sign up, but am so glad I did. Their service truly is fantastic. I made an enquiry just two working days ago and yesterday morning I was given a call to talk through the specifics of my service, before receiving a full pension forecast by email in the afternoon. Thank you to the society and to Colin Thomas in particular for his great service. I am hugely appreciative.”