Hi all! With all this palaver with the pensions etc etc... I was actually considering taking myself out of the teachers? pension scheme. Would that be a good thing to do?... The thing is I have just started my career into teaching, as in im in my NQT year and I have a LOOONG way to go before I receive my pension. And with the retirement age increasing, would I even be alive to receive my pension??!! (sounds a bit dull) Also, if i take myself out of the pension scheme, how much would I better off by or worse off by?... And what about my money that has started to accumulate in the pensions, am I entitled to that?..( im assuming I am as it is my money) Soo many questions, but i am sure some, or many of you have been thinking the same?. I have been advised not to take myself out of the scheme with no actual reason, the best reason i have hadis ?just stay in it, you are better off?...but how is this???...would someone like to elaborate? Hope to hear from you guys!