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Member learningAre you nearing retirement age? Are you interested in finding out more about pensions or mental health?

UNISON has fully funded places available for members at the following, short, online courses. Details and how to apply are below.

Planning for Retirement

Click Here to Register for a Retirement Course

This course is open to all staff who just started thinking about retirement plans. Aimed at

Explore changes in lifestyles

Identify where income is expected to come from and how it is taxed differently in retirement

Understand the State Pension and different types of workplace pensions

Learn about the risks and reward involved in savings and investments

Discover why increased life expectancy escalates the dangers of inflation and how to combat it

Find out how to ensure your estate is passed to your intended beneficiaries

Understand Inheritance Tax Understand the next steps and where to receive further guidance

Understanding the Pension Tax Allowance

Click here to register for an Understanding Your Personal Tax Allowance Course

This course addresses the April 2023 changes to the Pension Tax Allowance relating to the Lifetime Allowance and the Annual Allowance.

What’s in the course?

  1. Review of the current position on the Pension Tax Allowance
  2. Area’s where you can maximise contribution and relief opportunities
  3. The options should you exceed these limits – Pay or Avoid
  4. Alternatives to your pension for example: Other Tax efficient savings or considering you partners options

Mental Health First Aid

Due to last minute cancellation, we have 1 place available on Mental Health First Aid in Edinburgh on 23 and 26 June (learners must attend both days). Please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk if you wish to book a place.