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Self-employed not planning for retirement

52% of self-employed people do not have a retirement plan, according to research by Aegon.

The UK is falling short compared to the rest of the world when it comes to retirement planning - 44% of self-employed people have a retirement plan, compared to 60% globally.

Out of those who don’t have a plan, 52% predict that they’ll still be working after they are 65. 

In terms of securing the retirement lifestyle they want, only 20% feel confident they'll have a comfortable retirement.

Other findings:

  • 29% have a backup plan to give them an income if they can't work before reaching retirement
  • 49% will rely on the state pension and 40% on their own savings for retirement income.

Kate Smith, head of pensions at Aegon, said:

“With all the day to day pressures involved in working for themselves, many find it difficult to make plans, but taking time to write a pension plan brings many benefits, not least making it immediately tangible. 

“Writing down a retirement plan brings it to life, making it more likely they will act on it. It also allows them to refer back to it and share it with their partners, or even get input from others, including advisers – that’s difficult to achieve if it’s just in your head.”

Contact us today to discuss your retirement planning.

Why Clients Choose Easy Accountancy

Easy Accountancy offers a low cost, fixed fee accountancy package with all clients receiving their own dedicated, friendly, approachable accountant.

All of our accountants specialise in providing accountancy services to the self-employed, freelancers, sole traders, small to medium sized limited companies and private individuals. All accountants are employees of Easy Accountancy and we never outsource or offshore work.

Our low cost, all-inclusive fixed-fee accountancy service includes unlimited access to your own dedicated accountant throughout the year and covers all your business and personal tax affairs needs.

All our accountancy services include:
  - Unlimited access to your accountant
  - Ongoing advice on how to manage your business
  - Proactive tax advice throughout the year
  - Updates and reminders so you'll never miss a deadline
  - Free bookkeeping software

As a sole trader our fees start at just £60 + VAT a month, for this you receive the above plus:
  - Completion of your Self-Assessment tax return
  - Advice on how much Income Tax to pay
  - Guidance on National Insurance contributions

As a limited company our fixed fee packages are bespoke to your needs, however typically you’ll receive the above, plus:
  - Completion of your year end accounts*
  - Completion and submission of your annual return Companies House
  - The director/s Self Assessment tax return
  - Payroll bureau
  - Dividends and corporation tax computations

We’ve saved our clients up to half on their accountancy bills – if you’d like a quote, click on the quote me button to the right of this page. Alternatively, call us on 01442 275767 or email

*If you would like us to complete your company year end accounts we simply ask that you have been a client of Easy Accountancy for one year or have made 12 monthly payments.