Macra and Pensions Board join forces to provide help to farmers

PENSION awareness remains low in Ireland especially among farmers, Macra na Feirme has disclosed.

Michael Gowing, president, said only 45% of those working in the agricultural sector have private pension provision

“It is vital, however, that young people, not only in the farming sector, think ahead and start a pension now.

“It is for this reason that Macra and the Pensions Board have joined forces to provide simple pensions information,” he said.

Mr Gowing said that this data is available for Macra members on www.macra.ie. The website also features a pensions’ calculator.

Young people receive information from numerous sources and may be unsure about the clear facts and advantages on pensions.

However, Macra had teamed up with the Pensions Board to provide free independent information for young people.

Maura Howe, project manager, National Pensions Awareness Campaign, said it welcomes its association with Macra.


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