The Government is trying to provide a one-stop retirement advisory service
with a pension link on its main public website.
The Life Episode for Pensions and Retirement service appears on the
ukonline.gov.UK website alongside inf-ormation on going on holiday,
bereavement and having a baby.
The advice is divided into four stages – planning for retirement,
approaching retirement, reaching statutory retirement and being retired.
It provides information on state benefits and who receives them, how to
keep working after retirement and generic information on retirement
The site provides links to IFAP's Find An Adviser service, the FSA's
consumer information site, Opra and the Citizens' Advice Bureaux.
Pension minister Ian McCartney says: “Choosing the right pension scheme is
one of the most important decisions that an individual will make in their
lifetime. At the minute, however, most people just do not know where to
start when it comes to planning for their retirement.
“This service gives access to clear, simple and helpful information.”