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This Pension Awareness Day, Tuesday 15th September, Waltham Forest Citizens Advice is encouraging those aged 50 and over, who have a defined contribution pension pot, in Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering to book a free Pension Wise appointment.

Recent research from national Citizens Advice confirms that people aren’t thinking about their pension options in isolation. One in four people who have had a face to face Pension Wise appointment delivered by Citizens Advice England and Wales went on to book a Citizens Advice appointment for help on wider financial issues including:

  • Benefits and tax credits (42%)
  • Financial capability including help managing money  (29%)
  • Debt (14%)
  • Employment  (4%)

Suna Panayiotou, CEO, at Waltham Forest Citizens Advice said:

“Naturally, when people start to think about what to do with their pension it can prompt them to consider other aspects of their finances too. For example, they often consider how the choices they make might affect the tax they pay, or any debt they may have.

“A Pension Wise appointment can help make some of these things clearer, and signposts people to other useful relevant sources of information. At Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering Citizens Advice, we can help people make sense of the pensions world, and signpost them to any extra guidance they may need to help make their decision easier.

“We encourage those aged 50 and over, who have a defined contribution pension pot, to come along and visit us this Pension Awareness Day and book a free Pension Wise appointment.”

To book a Pension Wise appointment, you can visit Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering Citizens Advice or call 0300 330 1001 (national) or 0203 233 0250 (local).