PensionCheck - the complete pension information website

Everything you need to know about pensions.

We've cut through the jargon to give you what we think you want - simple and understandable pension information but without the patronising Janet and John style.  You will note that we assume you are not without intelligence!

Although we don't give individual pension advice, our aim is to provide you with all the pension information you need - in plain English - to give you more confidence with your pension decisions.

Whether you are in the private sector or the public sector in say, the Teachers' Pension Scheme or Civil Service Pension Scheme you should find all of the information you need here.

Don't get too hung up on the technicalities: using our simple information pages, you can soon get the hang of the basics -and like us we think you will see that pensions are an underated  investment with a tax break that makes them compelling value

Once you have the answers you need from our huge information bank you should, if appropriate, try to take some action on your pension as soon as possible.  Don't let the months and years drift by because it will make your task more difficult.  Try and do something now!

Latest Up To Date Rules

On 6th April 2006, so called Pensions Simplification was introduced,  However successive governments have continually tampered with the rules to make it far from simple. 

From April 6th 2011 new rules were introduced making the previously complicated rules much simpler.

Contrbution and Tax Relief Rules for 2013/14

Expert Guidance at PensionCheck

You can learn as much or as little as you like about pensions. Although the basics are common to the different types of schemes/plans there are still some differences. So we continue to show the separate categories,  Personal Pensions, Stakeholder Pensions, Company(Occupational) Pensions, AVCs,Annuities, Unsecured Pension etc. and you can even apply for a State Pension Forecast.

If you are starting from scratch why not begin at  Guide To Pensions.
Alternatively you can choose from the individual pages on the right menu and do your own thing.

Try the Budget Checklist to help you get some idea of how much you need at retirement and the Pension Calculator to work out how much you need to save to reach your goals.


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The guidance contained within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at customers based in the UK.