What is a Pension?
A pension is a savings plan with tax relief !! Providing for retirement is a very important issue if the end of employment is not to be followed by a significant decline in living standards. A pension is a long-term savings plan that helps you save for your future. Unlike a regular savings account, money invested in your pension can earn important tax breaks. And when you retire and look for access to your fund, the benefits can be available in a tax efficient way.
Review your pension
It is very important that you review the benefits of your scheme and the status of your personal plan, to establish if it is on track to give you the pension you want.
If you are in an employer’s scheme you should be able to obtain a statement from your employer outlining the scheme benefits. Alternatively, contact us and we can analyse your current provisions and make any recommendations with the aim of achieving your goals.
For a personal pension, the level of contributions you have been making to your scheme, investment performance, and charges will determine the size of your pension, however, as the years go by, your fund should increase and could eventually get to a size where the investment returns come into play. The larger your fund, the more advice you may need on managing the fund for optimum performance because every percentage point increase or decrease could potentially represent thousands of pounds.
We will be pleased to regularly assess your benefits to establish whether they still have the potential to meet your objectives, and make appropriate recommendations to you.