I was in a large British company STC through my apprenticeship and my twenties. During this time I paid into the company pension scheme throughout this period. When I was made redundant I transferred the money out into a private pension and used Norwich Union as my provider. I was advised (badly) to place the money in a "section 32 pension"
After George Osbourne introduced pension freedoms in 2006. He effectively gave the people that had saved into their private and company pensions the right to control the way we use the money generated from them. I was aware at this time (62 years old) I could now get the best from my pensions.
We own a good house, some considerable savings, premium bonds, ISA's and shares in British companies, all controlled by myself. Along with good pensions. However one pension I am stuck in is a "Section 32 pension", which has very poor and unfair conditions attached to it. I wish the freedom and control of this, which was promised in 2016 by your government.