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Pensions – the answers

The Trades Union Congress has added 25,000 words of answers to more than 120 of the commonest questions asked about pensions to workSMART, its world of work website, at www.worksmart.org.uk /money.

Topics covered include material for people thinking about pensions for the first time, how to give yourself a pensions check-up, and what happens if something goes wrong with your occupational pension. Every bit of pensions jargon is clearly explained, and the workSMART jargon buster provides handy definitions of pension and employment law jargon. Almost every answer provides links through to government, official, or other trustworthy independent sites for more material.

The new material on workSMART joins the already established pensions calculator, which allows people to see how much they need to save to get a decent pension, a union finder for people wishing to find the right union to join, comprehensive coverage of employment rights, and a guide to keeping well at work.