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Types of pension

Throughout your working life you'll be building up your State Pension. But you may also be saving in a personal pension or workplace pension.

Find out about how the different types of pensions work and what you should be thinking about to make sure you're saving enough for your retirement.

Personal pensions

Information on personal and stakeholder pensions, how they work, tax relief on contributions and how the pension funds are invested.

Workplace pensions

Types of pensions provided by employers including occupational, personal and stakeholder pensions and what happens when you change jobs.

Pension and compensation schemes for the armed forces, veterans and their families

Information on pension schemes available to current and former members of the armed forces, depending on when they served. Covers types of scheme, help for war widows and widowers, help for people who sustained injuries during their service and sources of further help.

State Pension

Find information on State Pension