Income Drawdown is a flexible way of taking retirement income, which allows you to draw income directly from your pension fund, without buying an annuity. You can access Income Drawdown immediately, provided you are over age 55 and you can choose how and when to take your retirement income. You can even defer taking income at all.

The pension fund will remain invested and your retirement income will depend on the investment performance of the fund.

Aside from the flexibility offered, the other main advantage of Income Drawdown is the option for passing your fund to your spouse or dependents in the event of your death which can be appealing when compared to the annuity route.

UNISON_trade_union_logoThe team at Corporate Benefits Consulting have been guiding the Trustees and Employers of the Unison Strathclyde Region Branch Pension Plan through an extremely complex and difficult Scheme closure and ultimate wind up. Our Client Manager, Allan Maxwell, has provided expert advice at all stages of this process which included the negotiation of a transfer of the Active members to the Unison Staff Pension Scheme and the securing of benefits for the remaining pensioners and deferred members. At Unison we feel it is important that our advisers are able to deal effectively with our pension arrangements offering imaginative and timely advice. Corporate Benefits have assisted us greatly by presenting comprehensive solutions to the problems that we faced. If good, practical pensions and employee benefits advice is what your company needs then Corporate Benefits would be a good starting point.
Catherine McClymontTrusteeUnison