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Originally Posted by mark911
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Can I take my civil service /mod pension and invest it into a B&B for me to run/own when I reach 55

The Civil Service pension is a Defined Benefit scheme which will allow a tax-free lump sum and monthly pension. You will be able to take a maximum of 25% tax free although this is unlikely to be your best option as the index-linked pension is very valuable.

You will also lose about 25% of your pension by taking it 5 years early – assuming your normal retirement date is age 60.

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No, a B&B would count as residential property and therefore not be a permitted investment within a pension.

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