Pensions basics

Future you will thank you for saving into a pension – but if you’re new to thinking about retirement, this section is for you.

We’ve created guidance which covers what pensions are and what advantages they have over regular savings accounts. There’s also guidance on the types of pensions – including for the self-employed, how to understand the details of your specific pensions, and how to check how your pension savings are growing.

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