Information about Women's Pensions
There are no women's pensions which are designed specifically for women, although some pension issues may have a particular affect women's pensions. For example, women have a longer life expectancy than men, and on retirement women’s pensions can be lower given the potentially longer timescale over which they could be payable.
It is important for women to look after their pensions and review them regularly in order to maximise their income and ensure a comfortable retirement.
Many women find themselves on lower salaries than their male counterparts and are more likely to have career breaks to raise children or care for elderly relatives. All of these can have an impact on their income in retirement. Retirement planning can help reduce the effects of career breaks and maximise the potential of women's pension investments.