Tracing a Pension:

The Pension Tracing Service holds details of pension schemes, including the LGPS, together with contact addresses. It provides a tracing service for ex-members of schemes with pension entitlements (and their dependants) who have lost touch with previous schemes. All occupational and personal pension schemes have to register if the pension scheme has current members contributing to the scheme or people expecting benefits from the scheme. If you need to use this tracing service please write to:

The Pension Tracing Service, The Pension Service 9, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 1LU, Telephone 0800 731 0193

Or visit: https://www.gov.uk/find-pension-contact-details

Finding a financial advisor:

Provides a list of 8 independent financial advisers in your area. IFA Promotion, tel 0800 085 3250 (freephone), www.unbiased.co.uk

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments:

To help in planning your finances visit www.cisi.org

The Personal Finance Society:

Will provide a list of financial advisers in your area. http://www.findanadviser.org

The Law Society:

The Law Society's Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL, tel 020 7242 1222, http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/

Department for Work and Pensions (State Pension):

For information regarding your State Pension. Phone: 0345 3000 168 (enquiries and statements), https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension

External bodies