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Retirement planner

Tell us a few personal details and how much income you'd like when you retire and we'll let you know if you're on track. You can also carry out a quick comparison to see what effect making a few changes to your retirement plans might make.

The retirement planner assumes you're using an annuity to provide a secure income in your retirement. There are other options available which may be more suitable for your individual circumstances. Go to the Retirement page for more information.

To give you a better idea of what you would be able to buy with your fund if it were payable today, the figures allow for future inflation of 2% a year. Inflation reduces the worth of all savings and investments including the value of your plan. The figures illustrate in today’s prices the retirement income that could be payable when you reach your chosen retirement date.

The calculator assumes an annual charge of 1% is deducted from your fund. The charges for your plan may be different.

If a financial adviser recommends a particular investment product for you, they must provide you with Key features, together with an illustration, based on your individual circumstances.

The retirement planner gives you an idea of what you could get when you retire. What you actually get will depend on how your investments perform and could be more or less than the amounts shown. Please read our important information before you start so you understand how the retirement planner works and the assumptions we've made. Select the link below to start using the tool.

 Retirement planner

 Important information

  • By using the planner, you consent to your information being used to create the final report. No data has been saved.
  • The figures shown are a guide only. Remember that investment returns are never guaranteed. So you could get back less than you started with.
  • Key features, together with an illustration, based on your individual circumstances, will be provided before you make a decision to invest.
  • You may be charged for any advice given by your financial adviser. Any such charge or cost should be confirmed at outset. No allowance has been made for commission or fees paid for financial advice.
  • To give you a better idea of what you would be able to buy with your fund if it were payable today, the figures allow for future inflation of 2% a year. Inflation reduces the worth of all savings and investments including the value of your plan. The figures illustrate in today’s prices the retirement income that could be payable when you reach your chosen retirement date.
    We’ve assumed that your investment grows at 3% each year above inflation. The calculator assumes an annual charge of 1% is deducted from your fund. The charges for your plan may be different.
  • Contributions you make to a pension will normally receive basic rate tax relief, even if you don’t pay tax. For every £1 you invest, the government can put in another 25 pence. Higher rate tax payers may be able to claim extra tax relief. You can only receive tax relief on your contributions up to the higher of £3,600 or 100% of your gross earnings, in each tax year. This applies to all contributions you make to other plans you may have with us and other providers. There’s no tax relief on your employer’s contributions, if included. If you’d like more information, you should speak to a tax specialist who will be able to advise you on your individual circumstances.
  • Your annual contributions are limited to 100% of your gross UK earnings. Also, the Government has set a limit on the amount of pension contributions you can make each year before they’re taxed. This is called the annual allowance. The annual allowance for the 2020/21 tax year is £40,000, which means you could contribute £40,000 before a tax charge may apply.
  • References to taxation are based on our understanding of the current law and practice in the 2020/21 tax year and may be affected by changes in legislation or your individual circumstances.
  • Where you’ve indicated that new State pension is to be included in the figures, we’ll assume you qualify for the full single person’s new State pension. For more information and to understand if you are eligible for the full amount, go to www.direct.gov.uk.
  • We’ve assumed that you and your employer’s contributions will increase by 3.5% each year.
  • We’ve assumed that you take 25% of your plan as a tax-free cash sum.
  • Your projected monthly income is taxable and is based on the remaining fund after the tax-free cash sum is paid.
  • We’ve assumed that your projected monthly income is paid in monthly instalments at the start of each month for the rest of your life and increases at 2% every year, with a 50% spouse’s pension if selected.


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