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TPAS Website Now Receiving Over Half A Million Visits A Year

TPAS today issued the following press release on its website usage.

Figures revealed by The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) this week show that its main website - www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk - is now receiving over half a million visits a year.

The website has been progressively developed over time as a comprehensive but easy to understand guide to pensions across the board - occupational, personal and state. It is an invaluable aid both for individuals seeking information and help about their own situation and those, e.g. financial journalists and researchers, looking for a wider perspective of the UK system as a whole. Amongst other things the site explains rights for particular groupings such as women and the self employed plus more specialised arrangements involving SIPPs, SSAS and so on. It includes details of significant pension events with dates over the years, offers a simple state pension age calculator, an "Ask the Experts" facility and a periodical live, interactive Q & A session.

"There are some people in the pensions industry", observes TPAS Chief Executive, Malcolm McLean "who still associate the work of TPAS as being solely in the area of dispute resolution. Whilst that most certainly is, and will remain, an important part of our role, it would be quite wrong to see us as limited in that respect. In recent years our general information and guidance function has taken off in a big way, as clearly demonstrated by the figures showing a large increase in the usage of our website. I would urge anyone who could benefit from our free and independent advice service to get in touch with us - via our website, on the phone on our helpline or by email or correspondence - and we will do our utmost to help".

A postscript on all this comes from a member of the public who paid tribute to the accessibility of the information on the website in the following terms:

"I would like to congratulate you on the clarity and responsiveness of your very helpful website - one of the best I have ever come across". Mike Palmer, pensioner.