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Welcome to LifePlan - The BBC's defined contribution plan.

This site contains everything you need to know about your pension, an investment plan designed to help you save for the future. You can also now use the eValuate retirement planning tool to get an idea of how much you may receive when you retire.

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Why join LifePlan?


Automatic enrolment

Automatic enrolment is the Government’s new way of encouraging people to save for retirement. The BBC has started enrolling workers into a pension arrangement from 1 May 2013. If you are already a member of a qualifying arrangement like LifePlan you may not be subject to this requirement. For further details on how automatic enrolment affects you please visit the myPension site on Gateway.


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Get advice

Money Advice ServiceTM: Impartial advice and tools on pensions and retirement

Find an IFA: Get financial advice from an Independent Financial Adviser in your area


State Pension Profiler: Find out how much your state pension is worth

Pensions and retirement planning: Impartial UK government information on state and private pensions

Learn more about pensions

Retirement: Why pensions are important

Contributions: How they work

elearn: Learn about money management, tax and savings


From April 2015 you have more freedom with your pension. Further changes were also announced in the Summer 2015 budget