Ways you can save more

Humber Bridge, Yorkshire

There are various ways in which you can pay more into your Plan pension. You can:

  • consider switching to the Money Purchase 2003 (MP03) Section if you in the Auto Enrolment (AE) Section and you meet the qualifying criteria, as you will have the opportunity for higher contributions. Click here to fill in the form.
  • increase the percentage you pay each month if you are in the MP03 Section, up to the maximum, as Pearson will pay in double what you do. To change your contributions, fill in this online form.
  • pay Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)* if you are an active member of the Plan.
  • consider increasing your Selected Retirement Age (SRA) if you in a Defined Contribution (DC) section, so that your pension pot has more time to grow. The online form can be found here.
  • visit the Aviva membersite, if you are in a DC Section or have AVCs, to view and change your investment options.

Remember, pension contributions are tax-free, providing you do not exceed the Annual Allowance.

*Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs)
AVCs are a great way to pay more into your pension pot if you are already paying the maximum amount of normal pension contributions. However, unlike your normal contributions, Pearson does not double match your AVCs.

As long as you are a member of the Plan, you can change, stop or start your AVCs at any time by completing this form. Any change requests usually take effect from the next month. As with your normal contributions any AVCs you make are tax-free, providing you are under the Annual Allowance limit.

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