The internet links and attachments below from the Public, Private and Community Sectors have been selected by the Faculty to be of relevance and value to the employed and practising Corporate Secretary or Registrand.
Houses of parliament home page
For those in trouble
Bar Pro Bono Unit - Legal advice from barristers who are prepared to give their time without
charge in deserving cases where Legal Aid is not available.
Pro-bono work by Corporate or Certified Public Secretaries should be considred in proportion
in relation to need.
The Chartered Insurance Institute publishes a useful book on 'Pro-bono work - the hallmark of
The ABI acts as a representative for the insurance industry and participates in the development of public policy. Visit their website for information on current issues affecting the life insurance and pensions industry.
The online CAB service that provides independent advice on your rights.
This is the UK government's digital service for people in the United Kingdom, providing a single point of access to public sector information and services, including information on Pensions and retirement planning.
The independent service for resolving disputes between customers and financial firms.
The FSA is the independent regulator set up by the Government to look after the financial services industry and protect customers. Their website offers general information about financial services and products and extensive consumer help.
Use this link if you need to find an independent financial adviser, close to where you live or work. Remember, you will generally have to pay for the services of an IFA.
Free and easy to understand leaflets and information explaining tax allowances and national insurance rates can be downloaded from HMRC's website. You can also download the relevant forms used for Contracting in/out of the State Second Pension by clicking here. (please note that contracting-out for money purchase schemes will be stopping from 6 April 2012).
The HM Treasury website has information on banking, financial services products.
The MAS is responsible for helping consumers understand financial services in the UK and manage their finances better.
The Retiring Abroad section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website provides a general guide for those planning to retire abroad. The list includes hints on how to find out about your tax liability and welfare rights, what you need to do before you leave and when you arrive, and contact details for the organisations you need to notify of your plans.
The Pension Service website is published by the Government and is designed to be the first port of call for state and private pensions information on the web. It tells you what you should be thinking about, whether you are just starting out, are about to retire or you have already retired.
TPAS can provide free information and guidance about company, personal or stakeholder pensions.
If you have concerns about the way your pension scheme is being run visit this website for information and guidance