None of us can be certain about the future, but we can prepare for it. By answering a few simple questions and choosing the funds you would like your money to be invested in, you can get a rough idea of what income you could expect to receive when you take your benefits, if certain growth rates and other assumptions are met. This is called your personal illustration.
As well as income and a tax-free lump sum, you can take one or more pension encashments once you are age 55 (subject to restrictions which apply).
The retirement benefits you receive from your pension plan will depend upon a number of factors including the value of the 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.