By Jonathan Hyde, Ian Dunbar and Helen Wilkinson
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) is an independent non-profit organisation, grant-aid funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, that provides free information and guidance on the whole spectrum of pensions. Alongside their website, leaflets, helpline and advisory services TPAS also offer visits to organisations at which they deliver talks to groups in the workplace. The main aim of the talks is to explain to individuals how best they can plan for their retirement. This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the visits in 2009/10, including their effectiveness, costs and value for money.