Thank you for your reply and for additional information.
You say you earn about £25k per annum and that you would be leaving your job in Feb 2017. That would make your earnings around £23k.
You need at least 50% of your pension pot making it around £22k.
Based on above, your total income would be (23,000+22,000) = £45,000 before tax and personal allowance and (45,000-11,000) £34,000 after personal allowance.
The first £32,000 would attract tax at standard rate of 20% and £2,000 would attract tax at 40% (tax of £800 instead of £400).
If you wish to mitigate this additional tax then you either take 45% of the pension pot before end of tax year or consider a small pension plan of upto £3,600pa for future use.
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