Did you know that the average pension pot of a woman is less than half that of a man? Maternity leave, breaks to raise children, making ends meet as a single parent without support – all these mean women often have gaps in pension contributions or sometimes no pension at all. You’ve heard of the gender pay gap? This is the gender pension gap. This time we find some options for Di who, at 57 and having raised her son alone, is trying to see how she can provide for her retirement. Is there still time?

In this episode we’re joined by Angela Kirkwood from MoneyHelper, a free and impartial service helping people make the most of their money and pensions. And Legal & General’s Katharine Photiou, Commercial Director for Workplace Savings, shares her tips on how women can reduce the gender pension gap and stop it in its tracks early.