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Should you wish to retire, you need to inform the People and Culture Office at least 3 months before your planned retirement date to ensure the necessary actions are taken to pay your pension on time. The full retirement policy has further information. If you’re retired on grounds of ill health, your entitlement will be based on your pension scheme. To find out which pension scheme you’re in and for further details, you should refer to your contract of employment. If you need a copy of this, contact the People and Culture Office on 86500.

Stopping work entirely and drawing a pension when you retire is not the only option. Very often as colleagues move towards retirement they may think that a move to part-time or more flexible working would help with the transition; we will always be keen to listen to proposals. For more information about partial retirement, talk to your manager or contact the People and Culture Office on 86500.

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