Pensions help at close hand

Philomena Daly, Alan Carlin and Victoria Emsley from Leeds Citizens Advice.
Philomena Daly, Alan Carlin and Victoria Emsley from Leeds Citizens Advice.
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People have been offered expert advice in the city as part of Pension Awareness Day.

Leeds Citizens Advice staff hopped on the campaign bus in Briggate yesterday (Tue) to encourage the over 50s, who have a defined contribution pension pot, to book a free Pension Wise appointment. Research revealed one in four people who have had an appointment delivered by Citizens Advice England and Wales went on to book another for help on wider financial issues.

Alan Carlin, Pension Wise team leader at Leeds Citizens Advice said: “At Leeds Citizens Advice we can help people make sense of the pensions world, and signpost them to any extra guidance they may need to help make their decision easier.”

For possible use in the YP From the Archive series.''10th May 1988''THE MIGHTY Mallard, pride of Britain's railway history, puffed into Leeds Station today with a raging thirst.''It was pulling such a heavy load - 12 carriages carrying 250 top Post Office customers and stamp collectors - that it needed extra water supplies at Holbeck.''"The last thing we wanted was the boiler blowing up on Britain's pride and joy," said Mr Philip Round, Post Office Information Officer.''Mallard was making a special run across the Pennines from Manchester Victoria to mark two major anniversaries:

Leeds nostalgia: Mallard pulls into Leeds to mark 50th anniversary of world speed record... in 1988