I have recently learnt about Zakat on Pensions and i am confused.
1.) If i am saving in a work place pension in a sharia compliant fund and i can’t access it till 55 at the earliest; do i have to pay Zakat? Do i pay it on the total amount each year even though i don’t have access to it. So i factor the value of pensions with everything else ?
2.) Say if my pension pot now is worth 50k and i buy a house and my savings are minimal. What is the ruling here where i have small savings and a big pension pot . Do i still pay Zakat here. What if my small savings means i can’t pay zakat that is due on the amount or if i do i have next to nothing left at the time - affects my rent etc if i pay?
3.) Side question if i work for (SKY, BT Virgin) as a test engineer for there TV platforms. Testing services and application to help programming etc such as getting channels on the platform is this a halal job. Main job is testing software and platforms so other teams can use and sometimes customers also see new channels and programmes on there box.