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Taking your pension benefits

Helping you enjoy your future

The sooner you start planning for the future, the more opportunity you have to invest the money you'll need to enjoy the retirement you want. It’s not the only way to invest, but it is tax-efficient and allows you to take advantage of the pension freedoms introduced by the government in April 2015.

There are several ways to take money from your pension pot, and you can start doing this from the age of 55 (57 from 2028). However, no matter what decision you make, you don’t have to stop working once you’ve started taking your benefits – it’s up to you.

When you take a flexible income or lump sums and you die before the age of 75, any money left in your pension pot can be passed on to your beneficiaries usually tax free. If you die after the age of 75, any money you pass on will be subject to income tax on withdrawal.

Talk to an NFU Mutual Financial Adviser about securing your future, and how we can help find the right option for you.