24th December 2021

Our Guide to the State Pension

What will I receive from the state in my retirement? 

The State Pension is a vital source of income for millions of retired people across Britain. However, the system can be complex and it’s important that you know how it works. If you’re looking to maximise your income in retirement, a good place to start is with your State Pension.

If you’re not receiving the full amount or are not on track for it, then it’s worth considering topping up. The cost of doing this is effectively subsidised by the government, which means it can be very good value for money. The amount of State Pension you get is based on your record of National Insurance Contributions (NICs). If you haven’t made suffcient contributions then you will not receive a full State Pension. But you may be able to pay voluntary contributions to boost the amount you receive, even if you’ve already retired.


Money doesn’t have to be complicated. Whatever your needs and aspirations, we can help you enjoy today while planning for tomorrow. We hope you enjoy our latest issue, and if you require any further information or would like to start a conversation – please contact us.

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