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Workplace pensions 2017: FAQs for MPs

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This briefing paper looks at some of the FAQs constituents raise with their MPs about workplace pensions.

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This briefing paper looks at some of the FAQs constituents raise with their MPs about workplace pensions. For example:

  • When can people draw their pension as a lump sum?
  • What can they do if their provider tells them they can’t?
  • What if someone has been told to take advice but doesn’t think they need it?
  • Who does auto-enrolment apply to?
  • Where can people get help with pension issues?
  • If someone is unhappy with a decision on their pension, or how it has been administered, what can they do?

It does not pretend to be comprehensive. The aim is to provide some general information in relation to these FAQs and signpost to more detailed sources of information and advice.

See also CBP-07981 State Pensions 2017: FAQs for MPs (June 2017). The implications of Brexit are covered in CBP-7629 Brexit – implications for private pensions and CBP-7894 Brexit and State Pensions (March 2017).

Please note that nothing in this paper should be considered as constituting legal advice. It is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. A suitably qualified professional should be consulted if specific advice or information is required.

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Author: Djuna Thurley

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