Financial Security

Were we all better off in the 1980s?

Peter O'Donnell | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Peter O'Donnell

We've looked at today's workforce and compared it to the 1980s. The modern day workforce is older, more feminised and includes more disabled workers than it did in Thatcher's Britain. But employee benefits haven't evolved to reflect these changes at all, leaving today's workers financially exposed.

Why We Need to Take Another Look at Older Employment

Giselle Cory | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Politics
Giselle Cory

If the government wants to realise its agenda of extending working lives, it must make working past retirement age a realistic option for people across the labour market. Too many older unemployed are not given the support and training they need to find re-employment - one out of two is long-tem unemployed, higher than for any other age group.

Retirement Planning Seems a Distant Worry When your Children are Using Bicycle Stabilisers, but how can we Ensure the Wheels Don’t Come off When TheyâÃÂ

Christine Foyster | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK
Christine Foyster

All of this, unfortunately, suggests we're a nation of wishful thinkers: when it comes to our children our hearts are in the right place, but too often our money is not. Britain may be feeling the strain post-recession, but it's an all-too-common misconception that you need to be rich to have a financial plan.