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The Pension Service website provides impartial UK Government information on state and private pensions, whether you are retired, approaching retirement or planning ahead for retirement. It also includes a practical guide to the support available from across Government for retired people (Pensioner’s guide).

The Pension Service is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Find out more about The Pension Service

On The Pension Service website you will find:

For more information about what you can find on this website, go to the site map.

If you are a pension provider or financial adviser, visit the provider/adviser section.

If you are an employer, find out more in the employers' section.


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Freedom of Information (FoI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 30 November 2000.

The Act gives any person, of any nationality, anywhere in the world the right to request official information from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and other public authorities.

This right is subject to certain exemptions. These access rights commence on 1st January 2005.

Find out more about the Freedom of Information Act on the Department for Work and Pensions website

Related DWP websites

New Deal - gives people claiming benefits the help and support they need to look for work, find training opportunities and prepare for work, including information on the New Deal 50 plus.
Go to the New Deal website

Directgov Over 50s - Directgov is the main online access point for government services and information. The Over 50s section is relevant to people approaching pension age as well as pensioners.
Go to the Directgov website's Over 50s section

Are you over 50? - a practical guide to advice, support and services available through the UK Government and voluntary organisations, for people aged 50 and over.
Go to the Are you over 50? website

Age Positive - information about the Government's Age Positive campaign to tackle age discrimination and promote age diversity in the work place.
Go to the Age Positive website

Disabled people and carers


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Other DWP websites

Jobcentre Plus - help in finding jobs and information about benefits, for people of working age, includes a job search with access to over 400,000 vacancies.
Go to the Jobcentre Plus website

Worktrain - provides job, training, learning and career profile searches and related information.
Go to the Worktrain website

Child Support Agency - information about how the Child Support Agency assesses, collects and pays child support maintenance, including a child maintenance calculator.
Go to the Child Support Agency website

Targeting Benefit Fraud - information about the Targeting Benefit Fraud campaign and the DWP's wider activity against benefit fraud. You can also report people who you suspect of benefit fraud.
Go to the Targeting Benefit Fraud website

To find out about the work of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as a whole, visit the DWP website.


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