Welcome to our new budget planner

Ever wondered how much you'll need to live on when you retire?

One of the largest expenses you are likely to have at the moment is a mortgage or rent. If you are lucky enough to own your own home outright by the time you retire this will have a large impact on how much you will need at retirement. This is the first question we will ask you.

The budget planner will provide an average amount that you will need to live comfortably per year based on national statistics for over 65s in the UK. If you think the average amount to live on is too high or too low for your circumstances, you are able to change these numbers too! For ease we have created three categories of spending; essential spending, having fun and other spending.

Simply enter the amounts, in today’s terms, you think you're likely to spend in retirement each year and our budget planner will automatically work out the income you’re going to need to meet these costs.

To help you see if you are on track with your retirement savings, the budget planner will tell you what the full state pension payment is currently and then it’s time for you to add in the value of your Heinz Pension and any other pensions and savings you may have. It will let you know any gap or excess between what you need and what you have.

But don’t panic, as we can only predict your state pension you are likely to have a gap between your estimated spending and income at first! This should start to close once you enter your savings and Heinz pension amounts. Also these numbers are based on a household cost so, depending on your circumstances when your retire, you may be able to include the income from a partner or spouse.

Get started!

Are you planning
to fully own your own
home when you retire?

On that basis we estimate that you will

  • Have
  • Need

to live on each year in retirement

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Tailor the amounts to your personal circumstances

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  • Monthly

Income and pension

£0per annum
Detailed breakdown

Bare essentials

£0per annum
Detailed breakdown

Having fun

£0per annum
Detailed breakdown

Other spending

£0per annum
Detailed breakdown
  • Annual
  • Monthly
  • Annual
  • Monthly
  • Annual
  • Monthly

My state benefits

£

My income from other pensions

£

Other income

£

Clothes and footwear

£

Council tax and household bills (including mobile phone)

£

Food and drinks

£

Household maintenance

£

Insurance (car, health, house etc )

£

Personal care

£

Rent / mortgage

£

Transport / cost of running a car

£

Dining out / entertainment

£

Gym membership

£

Hobbies

£

Holidays and days out

£

TV e.g. Netflix, Sky, Now TV

£

Care for others

£

Care for pets

£

Gifts and adhoc spending on others

£

Payment to debts or loans

£
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Just click on the "Detailed Breakdown" button below for each section and enter the amounts relevant to you. Personalise your State Pension amount by getting a forecast either just for you or the total amount as a couple and remove it if you’re retiring before State Pension age.

These figures are in today's prices and pension estimates often include assumptions about the future, the amounts at your retirement date may be higher or lower depending on what actually happens (such as inflation) in the future.

Please note that these income amounts are likely to be before tax. You’re currently allowed to earn £12,500 before any tax is applied. So, if your income from your pensions (state and workplace/private), savings and other income is likely to be over £12,500 you may want to consider the tax implications. You can find out more about income tax here or you may wish to seek financial advice.

Next steps

If you find that you might not have enough income at your chosen retirement date, you should think about:

  • Getting independent financial advice to help you better understand your financial circumstances.
  • Finding free advice and guides to help improve your finances through the Money Advice Service.
  • Looking at the Retirement Living Standards website to get a better idea of what the cost of retirement might look like for different standards of living.
  • Reviewing your current finances and seeing if you could increase your saving plans to boost your future income.

My State Pension

We've included the full annual amount of the new State Pension for a single person.

My income from other pensions

For income from any pension savings you may have in a defined contribution arrangement, look at your latest benefit statement or get a retirement estimate from your provider.

Other Income

Enter the total amount from other sources (like savings, investments or rental income).
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