- Get the most from your AVC
- Contribution options
- Your investment choices
- Documents and FAQ
Check or change your payments
Check your current payments
You can check or change your AVC contributions online through MyPension Hub (Workday - External Benefits).
Make a one-off payment
You can elect to pay a one-off (AVC) payment into your pension up to a maximum of 4 times in a year.
You can choose to do this through payroll, for example when you are due to be paid your bonus, and benefit from tax relief at source.
Alternatively you can make a gross payment directly via Standard Life and claim back the tax relief yourself from HM Revenue and Customs.
Please note: one-off Contributions do not qualify for SMART Pay.
If you'd like to make a one-off contribution, there are two ways you can do this:
- You can make the one-off contribution by payroll deduction (return your form to Centrica People Services)
- You can make the payment direct to the Plan (return your form to Standard Life).
You'll need to allow at least four weeks’ notice to make a one-off contribution to your pension - and it's worth checking the Government payment limit (PDF, 190KB). You can also look at your annual benefits statement for more information on this.