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Your guide to All-Things-Pension

The world of pensions can be overwhelming. So we’ve put together a collection of plain English explainers to help you make sense of it all.

Build your pension knowledge

Your pension will form a central part of your financial wellbeing in later life – but learning resources are often drenched in jargon and technical detail.

Our guide pages provide useful and in-depth info to help you build your pension knowledge. Feel free to start at the beginning and read each page in order, or pick a topic most important to you.

Our pension guide topics

What are pensions and how do they work?

Discover the basics. Understand how pensions work and why saving into a pension may benefit you.


What are pensions?

What is pension tax relief and how does it work?

Find out how pension tax relief works, how much you may be eligible to get, and what restrictions you might encounter

What is pension tax relief?

What are the different types of pensions?

There are a variety of options out there.

Understand the features of each type of pension and what this means for you.

Types of pensions

How to find the right pension advice for you

Decisions you make for your pension can be long lasting. Learn more about how pension advice works and where to find it.

How to find pension advice

Visit our Canada Life customer hub

At Canada Life, we’re building stronger, more secure financial futures.

Over 3.6 million people across the UK trust us to grow their investments, safeguard their pensions, and ensure their legacies for loved ones. Whatever your financial goals may be, we’re here to support you in achieving them.

Learn more about who we are and what we can offer you.

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