Guide to Retirement Planning

Welcome to our Guide to Retirement Planning. Following the biggest reforms to pensions in recent times, whilst the ability to unlock pension funds is attractive, you need to understand the tax implications of doing this and accept the risk of ensuring that the funds built up are managed effectively to ensure that they last for life, however long that may be.

If you have a pension that is on a Defined Contribution (DC) basis and plan to retire in the coming year, it’s important to get to grips with the reforms and review your plans for your retirement income accordingly. And if you’re due to retire in the next few years, you should also make yourself aware of all the options and opportunities open to you. Even younger people, whether they’re already saving through a pension or not, might find that the reforms change the way they think about their retirement planning.