In May 2016, the Government launched a free Pension Tracing Service enabling you to track down lost or forgotten pension pots. The service allows you to trace either the name of your previous employer or the name of the pension provider at that time.

Armed with the contact details necessary for you to approach your previous employer or pension provider, you will then be able to contact them directly to request a valuation once it has been established that you hold a pension pot with them.

Experts believe there are approximately £400m of UK pension savings that are currently unclaimed and that this amount is only expected to rise as the number of jobs an average worker has over their lifetime is also steadily on the increase.

For more information or to use this service, visit the government’s website “Find pension contact details” at or call the Pension Tracing Service on 0345 6002 537, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.