SPS Sainsbury's Section

Advice on your options

Deciding what to do with your pension is a big decision. We strongly recommend that you seek advice about your options.

To help you with this the Trustee has appointed LV= to support you when making a decision about your pension. If you want general retirement planning advice,the Trustee has negotiated a competitive, fixed-rate advice fee for members. If you want to discuss the Pension Increase Exchange (PIE) option specifically, the Trustee will provide a paid-for advice session with the experts at LV=.

LV= can give you regulated and impartial advice about:

  • retirement options from the Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme
  • whether or not to transfer your pension
  • whether or not to take the PIE option
  • flexible retirement options, including drawdown
  • buying an annuity
  • the options for any other pensions that you have
  • lifetime allowance issues (alongside retirement advice)

Simply click here to visit the LV= retirement advice service directly, where you will find a full rundown of LV=’s services and how you can access them. From this page you can also meet the experts who form part of the LV= team. Each team member is passionate about pensions and they’re on hand to help if you need them.

For a quick overview of the services LV= offer, take a look at this short leaflet. Alternatively, if you’d like to read about the paid-for PIE advice, click here.

Everyone has unique needs and circumstances – read our case studies to see how LV= has helped other Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme members.

Find out more about LV's fixed-rate retirement advice service here or the paid-for PIE advice here.

Everyone has unique needs and circumstances – read our case studies to see how LV= has helped other Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme members.

LV= have set up a section just for Sainsburys employees. Here you can find a lot of useful information about what the service includes, as well as how to contact LV= directly.

0800 022 3844
The initial chat is free and without obligation.
Open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
For TextPhone dial 18001 first. We may record and/or monitor calls for training and audit purposes.


Using your own adviser?
Of course, you can also find and use your own independent financial adviser. If you don’t have an adviser, you can find one in your local area through this website: www.moneyhelper.org.uk

When choosing your own adviser, make sure they are authorised to give specialist pension advice by calling the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. If you don’t use an FCA-authorised firm, you risk not having access to compensation schemes.