UK pensions minister Ian McCartney will today launch a government website that can help 'silver surfers' make the most of their retirement.
McCartney said: As pensions minister one of my objectives is to modernise the pensions system and the delivery of Government services to make a real difference for both today's and tomorrow’s pensioners.
Known as the Life Episode for Pensions and Retirement, the new service gives a wide range of information on planning for retirement, approaching retirement, reaching statutory retirement and being retired whether voluntary or statutory.
McCartney added: 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 don’t know where to start when it comes to planning for their retirement.
The website links more than 1000 government websites and under the headings of ‘life episodes’ groups together services and information to help people through key stages of their lives.
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