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Retirement solutions

Responding to pension freedoms

In April 2015 the government introduced measures to give savers greater flexibility over what they can do with their pension pots. In developing our response to these changes, we’re conducting our own research, engaging with industry experts from around the world and analysing research conducted by other organisations.

Flexible, Lifelong Retirement Income: The Consumer Perspective

This document sets out the findings of a qualitative research project conducted by Ignition House for NEST. It explores consumers’ reactions to theories underpinning the concept of a flexible, lifelong retirement income.

Read the research: Flexible, Lifelong Retirement Income: The Consumer Perspective

Understanding savers’ needs and market development

Our consultation on the future of retirement examines the retirement needs of our members and how we should communicate with them about their retirement options. It also considers how the future pensions market is likely to develop.

Read the consultation report The future of retirement (PDF)
Read responses to the consultation

Designing to meet savers’ needs  

This document sets out the high-level themes emerging from our consultation on the future of retirement. It sets out six guiding principles for the design of retirement solutions for savers who will be depending on their defined contribution pension pots in retirement.

Read Guiding principles for the design of retirement pathways (PDF)

Blueprint strategy to meet members’ needs

NEST has designed a blueprint for a core retirement income strategy that would meet the needs of NEST’s members. The blueprint is based on responses to the consultation, research by other organisations and primary research and analysis by NEST.

Read A retirement income blueprint for NEST’s members (PDF)