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Money Box Live: Pension planning

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

Do you know how much to invest in your pension and what to do with your fund when you retire?

If you have a question about starting or boosting a pension plan, or finding out about an annuity, you can ask our team of experts for their view.

Maybe you have a question about the state pension or pension credit?

Or perhaps you want to ask what pension reform will mean to you?

The Pensions Bill 2011 includes plans to raise the state pension age to 66 by 2020, introduce auto-enrolment into workplace pensions and use the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI) as a measure for revaluing and uprating some pensions.

When will you receive your state pension?

How many years National Insurance Contributions (NICs) do you need to build up?

Perhaps you are curious about personal or occupational schemes?

How much should you save and what are the options?

Or perhaps you want to find out about annuities?

What are the annuity rules and how much income could you expect?

Presenter Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

Stuart Bayliss, Annuity Exchange

Michelle Cracknell, Bluerock Consulting Ltd

Sally West, Age UK

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producers: Diane Richardson, Lesley McAlpine

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