Retirement basics

Pensions and retirement can be confusing without knowing the basics.


Understanding pensions

Find out more about pensions and what they mean for your retirement.

Tax and pensions

Helping you understand the tax on your pensions, savings or future income.

Learn about tax

State Pension and benefits

Find out how much you might get, when you’ll get it and how to claim it.

State Pension and benefits

Workplace Pensions

Find out how a pension arranged by your employer can help you save for your future.

Workplace pensions

Taking your money

Aged 55 or over? If you’ve understood the retirement basics, then explore your pension options.

Your pension options

Explore Retirement

Once you’ve got the basics, it’s time to take a look at some of the other stages of the retirement journey.

Retirement explained

Need more help?

The Pension Wise service is free and offers impartial guidance to help you understand what you can do with your pension pot.

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