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R04 : Pensions and retirement planning

Calculation workbook

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  • Free R04 calculation workbook taster
  • Over 85 pages of calculation questions and answers
  • Full step-by-step answers for every question
  • Detailed explanations for each answer
  • Cross references to the relevant CII study text
  • All questions and answers kept up-to-date to reflect changes to the exam syllabus and tax year
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Valid for examinations from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021

R04 Step-By-Step Calculation Workbook
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What calculations are included?

  • Contributions and Tax Relief
  • Annual Allowance
  • Lifetime Allowance
  • Transitional Reliefs
  • Defined Benefit Schemes
  • Defined Contribution Schemes
  • Drawing Pension Benefits – Secured Pension Options
  • Drawing Pension Benefits – Flexible Income Options
  • State Schemes
  • Scheme Borrowing

How will these help me to pass?

Many exam-takers lose vital marks when it comes to performing calculations as they haven’t nailed down the exact process and order in which to perform the calculations, and haven’t spent enough time practising them.

The number of marks gained or lost on calculation questions can make the difference between a pass and a fail. Just a little more time taken on calculations during the revision period can give you the confidence you need to perform any calculation that could come up, so that you know you will gain top marks on all those calculation questions.

Unfortunately, not enough calculation practice and help is given in the study text, and mock papers don’t tell you exactly how to get from the question to the answer.

Our calculation workbook for R04 solves this problem by guiding you through the calculations, step-by-step, and providing detailed answers. Couple them with other resources in our study kits and you’ll be well prepared for your exam.