Self-employed workers have the same right to a pension as those who are employed by a third party.
The State Pension is an obvious example. The rules on eligibility are exactly the same, but where an employed person would have their National Insurance contribution deducted and paid to HMRC by their employer from their gross pay, a self-employed person needs to do it themselves through their tax return.
Similarly, a self-employed person will need to open and make contributions to a pension themselves as there's no employer to take care of this for them. This could be done in a personal pension, or in any savings account, for example a stocks and shares ISA (after all, a pension at its most basic level is any money you have saved for your retirement). Both options offer the same tax efficiencies that an employed person enjoys.
Fidelity offer both a Stocks & Shares ISA and a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP), both of which allow you to invest in a wider range of investments from different providers, including funds from Jupiter, M&G, Fundsmith and Invesco, as well as Fidelity's own range of mutual funds, investment trusts and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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