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The Scottish Widows Civil Service partnership pension account is a Stakeholder pension plan.

Stakeholder pensions are a low cost, flexible, tax-efficient way to save for retirement. The value of the tax benefits of a pension plan depend on your individual circumstances. Your circumstances and tax rules may change in the future.

You normally can start taking your benefits at any age from 55, although if you want to defer taking your benefits until after 75, you will need to transfer out of the scheme at that time

Remember pensions are a long-term investment. The retirement benefits you receive from your pension plan will depend on a number of factors including the value of your plan when you decide to take your benefits which isn't guaranteed, and can go down as well as up. The value of your plan could fall below the amount(s) paid in.

Charges, terms and limits may change but only to the extent, if any, allowed by legislation for Stakeholder Pension Plans.


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