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Retirement guides

Scrutinise your retirement plans with the aid of our guides and ensure your finances are in tip-top condition for when you take a step back from work, so you can enjoy your retirement in full.

How does the State Pension work?

The State Pension is not the same for everyone, and understanding how much you get can be confusing. Here is how the State Pension works and what it could pay you.

How is your pension taxed?

When you retire you could end up paying tax on any money you withdraw from your pension. Here is how tax will affect your pension.

How to choose an annuity

If you want your pension fund to pay you a regular income when you retire then an annuity could be for you. Here is how each type of annuity works and what options you have.

How to withdraw your pension

Here is how to find out what age you can withdraw from each type of pension and what you need to do to claim them.

The flat rate state pension: FAQ

Plans for the new flat rate state pension have now been set out. Here is what it means for you, whenever you are set to retire.