State Pension

Belgrave Rooms, Nottingham
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Paul Squirrell, National Pensions Sales Manager, FundsNetwork


The state pension is the foundation stone of retirement planning for most individuals. It has also been subject to constant adjustment, proposals and even a complete replacement in April 2016. As such, understanding the state pension is arguably more complex than ever.

Going forwards there are further changes to the state pension age scheduled and even these are subject to further proposals for change! It is hardly surprising that many find the state pension very confusing and not confident when they may receive the state pension or how much this may be.

During this session Paul Squirrell, National Pensions Sales Manager at FundsNetwork, will look to analyse the current and previous state pension systems and will discuss what is legislated and proposed to change. He will also look at how the State Pension is used as part of financial planning, when we should consider topping up or even deferring the state pension.

A light buffet lunch and refreshments will be available from 12.15 with the seminar starting at 1p.m. for an hour.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the differences between the new single tier and previous old state pension system
  • Understand and analyse how a state pension forecast is calculated, taking into account National credits before and after April 2016
  • Consider and understand how NI credits are gained, the impact or working and living abroad or retiring abroad
  • Considerations for when to top up the state pension through voluntary contributions
  • Analyse the potential advantages and disadvantages of state pension deferral


Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB

There are a limited number of free car parking spaces available at the venue. Access to the car park is via Chaucer Street and is on your right under a brick arch after the QPark entrance. Please buzz for the barrier to be lifted stating that you are attending a Nottingham Insurance Institute event.

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  • Belgrave Rooms
  • 25 Goldsmith Street
  • Nottingham
  • NG1 5LB
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