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Who we are

Our Vision, Purpose,
Values and Behaviours

Our Vision:

To be the trusted source for independent Armed Forces Pension advice, campaigning when appropriate

Our Purpose:

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

Our Values:

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

Our Behaviours:

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

The not-for-profit military
pension watchdog

The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation
that acts as the 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

Campaigning is at the very heart of the Society’s ethos, history and reputation.

Education

Our group briefings help serving members of the Armed Forces better understand their pension.

Communications

We keep our community informed with a constant flow of topical Armed Forces Pension related news and content.

What our members say

“Wow!”

“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.

Member

“Commissioned Officer pension supplement”

“Thank you for your advice regarding my claim for a pension supplement based on my years as a commissioned officer. I am pleased to report that my claim was successful and this brings the total payment to £9004.70. I have made a number of people aware of the Forces Pension Society and the work that you are doing to assist forces pensioners and their wives/husbands, I hope that they will all join and use your services.”

Member

“Incredibly grateful”

“Thank you for the most comprehensive breakdown of a pension that I have ever seen! You have given me lots to think about and have shown options that I didn’t know existed. I am incredibly grateful for you taking the time to prepare the information and for the work that you do on behalf of those of us still serving and those retired.”

Member

“Unclaimed pension”

“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.”

Member

“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 claim, 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”

Member

“Excellent guidance”

“Thanks to your excellent guidance I received a total of £10,218.99 in my bank account after tax. Really over the moon with this award and would have been totally unaware of it had I not contacted the Forces Pension Society.”

Member

“I am beyond thanks”

“Once again I am beyond thanks for the level of detail here, you have given me a lot to think about. By the way it was a talk you gave at RCDM that inspired me to join the society. It was miles above anything that UAO could give us.

Member

“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.”

Member

“Second to none”

“Your time and swift response to my requests have been second to none and I am very grateful. This will assist me very much, and from the info provided I have decided to take both resettlement and inverse commutation. The info and service provided already by Forces pension society without doubt a few quid very well spent becoming a member. If I do require any more guidance I will get in touch soonest.

Member

“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.”

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