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Beginner's guide to pensions

Thinking of taking early retirement? Find out what effect early retirement might have on your pensions and what steps you can take to protect your pension income.

Pensions - an overview

There are different pension schemes which can fund retirement: State Pension, personal and workplace pensions

Basic and additional State Pension

The State Pension comprises basic State Pension and additional State Pension

How pensions work

Find out what types of pension are available, how they work, how much you can get and where to get advice

Tax relief on pension contributions

How tax relief on pension contributions works and how it's paid

Simple steps to save for your retirement

Find out how to build your income for your retirement

Pension rules from April 2006

Pension rules changed in April 2006 - giving more flexibility in saving for a pension and receiving pension benefits

Starting a pension

You can arrange a personal pension and also join a workplace pension through your employer