Pension Awareness Day: changing the way people think about pensions

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MoneyPlus Features Team

14th September 2015 at 9:12am

Getting everyone talking about pensions is the idea behind Pension Awareness Day on 15 September.

We’re right behind it. This year has seen big changes to pensions, so it’s an ideal time to get people thinking about how they feel about their financial future and find out what they can do to make the most of it.

The good news is that more people than ever are saving enough for their retirement; but that still leaves a surprising 44% of UK adults who don’t – and a worrying one in five saving nothing.

With some uncertainty over changes to the state pension and despite auto-enrolment being introduced to the workplace, there is still a way to go in giving people the tools and easy to understand information to help them save more.

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Jonathan Bland, who helped set up Pension Awareness Day, said: “Let’s face it, many people think pensions are boring but they don’t have to be. Something needs to be done to change this and encourage more people to think about their financial futures.”

Pension Awareness Day takes place on 15 September but we’re focusing on it for the whole week to coincide with the Pension Awareness bus which is crossing the country over five days, from Monday 14 September to Friday 18 September 2015.

It’ll be at the following places from 9am-5pm:

Edinburgh, Castle Street: Monday 14 September

Leeds, Briggate: Tuesday 15 September

Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens: Wednesday 16 September

Birmingham, Rotunda Square, The Bull Ring: Thursday 17 September

London, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush: Friday 18 September.

We’ll be covering a different topic every day during the week, including saving at work, keeping ahead of pension scams and making retirement fun.

You can find out more on the Pension Awareness Day website or find them on Twitter.

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