Pensions are long-term investments with special tax rules, for example you get tax relief on contributions. This means that the taxman tops up your contributions so your pension fund is credited with more money than you actually pay in.
You can generally access the money in your pension fund from age 55 and you don’t have to stop working to do this.
Pensions you get from your employer and pensions you start yourself have certain differences. Make sure you understand what’s available to you and how they work.