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Civil Service appoints DC providers

The Civil Service pension scheme has appointed four providers to the panel of money purchase schemes available to new and existing members.

Scottish Widows, Standard Life, AMP and the Prudential-administered TUC Stakeholder have been selected to offer the Partnership Pension Account

Providers offer a stakeholder pension that attracts age related employer contributions with the option of voluntary employee contributions, with the option of voluntary employee contributions matched up to 3 per cent by the employer.

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