Preparing for retirement

Preparing for retirement

The Avon Pension Fund will again be working with Affinity Connect in 2021, to offer Pre-Retirement Online Courses. The courses are designed to help scheme members plan for a positive retirement.

Affinity Connect are one of the UK’s largest providers of retirement and redundancy services to the public sector.

Affinity Online Pre-Retirement Course

Keeping your retirement plans on track can be a challenging task and it is now more important than ever to make sure you are in control of your retirement plans.

To guide you through the options available, Affinity Connect will be running a dedicated 2-hour Pre-Retirement Online Course.

This is for those of you who are:

  • Thinking about retiring or taking your pension benefits within the next three years
  • Wanting to understand some of the key financial considerations about retirement

The Presentation will address some of the key questions and considerations when approaching retirement and will cover essential topics such as:

  • Income needs in retirement
  • The state pension
  • Workplace pension savings
  • Other savings and investments
  • Inflation
  • Tax allowances
  • Next steps and further guidance

For further details please see attached flyer 

PDF iconAffinity Connect - Pre-Retirement online workshop

The following courses have been arranged for 2021/22:

Online Course Date Time
21 January 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm
4 February 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
17 February 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
9 March 2022 4:00pm - 6:30pm
17 March 2022 4:00pm - 6:30pm
5 April 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm
27 April 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
24 May 2022 4:00pm - 6:30pm
21 June 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm
13 July 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
16 August 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
31 August 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
2 September 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm
7 October 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
18 October 2022 4:00pm - 6:30pm
17 November 2022 9:30am - 12:00pm
14 December 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Please book early as spaces are limited.

To register your place please click here.

The automated booking confirmation emails from Affinity Connect can sometimes be blocked by IT security settings. Booking confirmation emails which contain the course joining link, are sent automatically by their system and typically these should be received within a few minutes of registering. If the confirmation email has not been received within 24hrs, please contact the Affinity Connect Bookings Team on their helpline number 0800 019 6076.

This number can also be used if you have any issues joining a course for whatever reason, and Affinity Connect will do their best to assist.

For those members who are employed by Bristol City Council, please note that Affinity has arranged additional dates, details of which are on your intranet. Please search ‘Pre-Retirement Workshop’ to make a booking.

It is important to note that the webinar will provide information only and will not include or constitute regulated financial advice.

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