The Pension Basics section is designed to explain pensions in simple terms. It looks at the State scheme, final salary and money purchase schemes and the Stakeholder Pension Plan.

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The earlier people make pensions savings, the cheaper it will be in the long term as the early investments will have had time to grow, now is just a good a time as any to review how much you think you need, compared to how much you will actually be entitled to.