National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
Government approved low cost pension scheme
NEST is run by the NEST Corporation on a not-for-profit basis. If you are between the ages of 16 and 75 you can start saving
with NEST at anytime and your employer can opt to adopt it as their work place pension. They will automatically enrol you if,-
- you are at least 22 years of age and under the state pension age
- working or ordinarily working in the UK
- earning over £9440 a year
Charges associated with your NEST account
The main advantage associated with NEST is cost. There are two separate charges,-
- Annual management charge - which is set at 0.3% of your total fund and collected each year.
- New contribution charge - every new contribution you make a 1.8% of the
contribution will be deducted as charges.
The pension pot you biuld up in NEST can stay exactly where it is until your retirement even if your circumstanes change. Even
if you change jobs you can still contribute to your NEST account and your new employer can also start contributing to it. Even
if you stop working or your employer has other arrangements for auto enrolment you can still contribute.
You can also stop contributing at anytime and start again at anytime without penalty. This is something to consider before
electing to opt out. If your employer automatically enrols you into NEST you have the option to opt out within the first month
and have any contributions refunded.
It is important to let NEST know when you plan to retire because how they manage your pension pot investments will depend
on your anticipated retirement date. They will assume your retirement date to match the state pension retirement dates.
They will invest your pension fund into their NEST Retirement Date Funds, however, they do have a limited number of other
investment funds available should you decide to manage your own fund investment allocation.
At your chosen retirement the NEST Corporation will advice on the options open to you with regard to your pension pot.
Call 0800 634 4846 to arrange your initial consultation