How much you should save for retirement depends on your goals and lifestyle. A general guideline is to save at least 15% of your income. You might need more if you want a comfortable retirement or plan to retire early.
You could also apply the “Rule of 25”, which is a basic way to estimate how much money you’ll need for retirement. You take your desired yearly retirement income, and then multiply it by 25. This helps you get a rough idea of how much savings you should aim for to support your retirement.
For example, if you want £20,000 each year in retirement, you’d try to save £500,000 (£20,000 x 25). This calculation assumes you’ll use 4% of your savings each year to cover your expenses during retirement. Remember that this is a simple guideline and may not fit everyone’s situation perfectly, so it’s always a good idea to consider your individual needs and consult a financial advisor for a more detailed plan.