M&GPrudential “Pension 55” in partnership with Citizens Advice Edinburgh

You are invited to come along to some special events at The Drill Hall on 22nd January.
Please take a look at the two events below and if you would like to attend one or both, please register your attendance for each.

If you aren’t able to make these events but know somebody who might be interested, please feel free to pass this invitation on!

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Being wise with your pension – presentation and Q&A

1.15 – 2.15pm , Tuesday 22nd January, The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

This is an informative presentation from Pension Wise (a service designed to help people understand their pension options) focusing on the implications of the 2015 changes to the pensions law.

If you’re 50 and over, and you have a personal or workplace pension, you can choose to . This short presentation with experts from the Pension Wise service will look at the pros and cons of accessing your whole pension when you are 55 and onwards, helping you make sense of your many options. You’ll have the chance to ask questions, share any concerns you have and learn from experts.


The Big Debate – “This house believes there are more risks than benefits in allowing people to access the whole of their pensions at 55.”

2.30 – 3.30pm, Tuesday 22nd January, The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Please join us for a lively and informative debate!

On one hand a pension is just a financial mechanism to give you an income post-retirement. But in reality it is so much more than that – the choices you make are a representation of your needs, your vulnerabilities, your life plans and your attitude to spending and saving.

The law that allows people to access their whole pension at 55 provides choice and freedom, which are such valued features of our society – but individuals are living longer and might need an income for many years to come; and by taking their pension early might risk simply running out of money in an era of ever-diminishing support from the state.

Come and hear two debating teams fight out their views on whether or not the pension law is irresponsible – and have your say!