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I have written a number of acclaimed guides about pensions and retirement options in simple and easy to undertsand language.

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You and Your Pension Pot - a guide to retirement options for the over 50's

When you retire, or after age 55, you can convert your pension pot into cash or income in any way you wish. After taking 25% of your pension tax free, you can take the rest as a cash sum (less tax), purchase an annuity or invest in drawdown. 

My popular and acclaimed guide 'You and Your Pension Pot', explains all of your options.

Retirement Advice

A new guide ‘Retirement Advice - an art or science?’ – has launched, to help advisers to better understand the uniqueness of the issues surrounding the provision of retirement advice.

The guide, commissioned by Prudential, has been written to support advisers to reconsider their own retirement advice processes to see whether they can help more people get better retirement outcomes by developing cost-effective advice services.

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Retirement is a journey (client version)

In my reader friendly guide, "Retirement is a journey not an event - your questions and answers" I look at the key issues as you journey from full time work to full time retirement.

For most people there are four distinct stages in the retirement journey: Before you retire - When you retire - During your retirement -Your later life

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Retirement is a journey (adviser version)

This guide is a more technical version of the customer guide and includes a section on transfers from final salary schemes and sections on managing a drawdown plan.

If you want more in-depth information about your retirement options, download a copy of this guide.


If you help run a pension for the people working in your business you should be helping your employees and senior managers make the right pension decisions

This guide explains the services offered by Better Retirement

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I have published a number of guides which are now out of date

The National Careline

Guides from the National Careline

  • Wills
  • LPAs
  • Funeral plans

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As one of the most respected specialist retirement advisers, William Burrows and Better Retirement will be pleased to help you make the right decisions at any stage of your retirement journey.

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This website is run by William Burrows and publishes generic information on annuities, drawdown and other related retirement income matters. Any information you use is at your own risk and does not constitute financial advice.

If you require financial advice you will be advised by Better Retirement where William Burrows is authorised to give investment advice. Better Retirement Group Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, reference number 153420.