If you're setting up a private pension, you may want to start with tracking down any old workplace or personal pensions you may have, so as to consolidate them into your new pension plan. This allows you to manage your pension more easily.
Next, you need to choose a pension plan. There are several options, such as self-invested personal pensions, defined contribution schemes and stakeholder pension schemes. Before deciding on a plan, you'll need to carefully review any fees or charges involved, rules of contribution and where your money will be invested.