A phone line to give guidance to people ahead of April’s pension reforms has opened, just two weeks before the changes take effect.
Anyone over the age of 55 can call the government’s Pension Wise service to get help, or book a face-to face interview.
The number is 030 0330 1001.
The news was welcomed by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). But others said it was only just in time.
“With only 2 weeks to go until the new freedoms go live, it has been a close run thing for the Treasury to get the promised service up and running,” said Tom McPhail, a pension expert at Hargreaves Lansdown.
And because of the Easter break, there are now only seven working days before the changes on April 6th.