Pension Awareness is back – and we’re aiming for the event to be bigger than ever. It’s been a decade of difference, as 2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign, and this year’s iteration runs from 11 to 15 September.
The brainchild of Pension Geeks (champions of all that is retirement), Pension Awareness sets up a week of online live shows for you to break down the most jargon-juiced topics and confusing questions into bite-sized chunks.
This year is a must watch, but if you need any further persuasion, here are 5 reasons not to miss out on the live events this year.
1. You want to look after your financial future
Pension Awareness 2023 will host an entire week of live online expert shows about pensions and money. We’ll be covering everything from combining pots, the State Pension, withdrawing your money, tax or budgeting – you name it, we’ve got it. There are fewer engaging ways of looking after your financial future than with focused 45-minute sessions where you can chat to other savers and feel like you’re getting to grips with your future like never before.
2. You can ask pension experts about your own situation
Pension Awareness is armed to the teeth with pension experts. Last year, ex-pensions minister Sir Steve Webb took over a 45-minute-long session about the State Pension, taking questions from the audience. Join in our live shows and you can ask your own questions to industry experts. Whether you’ve lost an old pot and don’t know where to begin looking, or you want to know how tax and pensions work, you can access expert guidance through the online question function in every show. What could be helpful than getting free, expert guidance – presented in the most jargon-free way possible?
You can even book 1-to-1 sessions with MoneyHelper, a free, government-backed guidance service, and one of Pension Awareness’ partners.
3. Free access to intuitive explainer articles and videos to get your pension in shape
There’s more to Pension Awareness than online shows. Take the hub of useful reading material, for instance. It covers topics ranging from climate-conscious investing to a guide on how much pension you may need. Or, if that doesn’t cut it, there’s the library of videos supplied by the campaign’s supporters. Pension Awareness is the one-stop shop for resources, information, and explanations to top up your pension knowledge.
4. Pension Awareness sticks jargon down the drain
For years, complicated jargon has been like the person no-one invited to the party but came along anyway. At our live shows, there’s less ‘uncrystallised funds pension lump sum’ and more stripped-down, uncomplicated lingo. Pension Awareness pride themselves on being as accessible as possible, so that there’s nothing blocking you from planning your ideal retirement.
5. It’s been 10 years of Pension Awareness, but the campaign is as vital as ever
Since it began, Pension Awareness has grown and grown, with each year seeing an increase in the amount of people tuning in – and even winning a few awards along the way. From humble beginnings and double-decker bus tours – it turns 10 this year. This important milestone shows just how important the campaign remains.
The campaign isn't about encouraging you to increase contributions, it's about increasing your awareness and knowledge – and helping you to understand your future savings. This year, we’re aiming to reach more people than ever before - so make sure you take the opportunity to get in control of your money.
Tune in from 11 to 15 September and unleash your inner Geek at Pension Awareness 2023. To find out more about the event jump onto the Pension Awareness website. Here, you’ll be able to book onto the live shows from early August.