Retirement Age

Government Plans To Reduce Life Expectancy To 70

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Chancellor George Osborne today announced plans to reduce British life expectancy to 70 by 2050. "Lowering life expectancy in Britain from 80 to 70...

The Millionth 'Silver Worker' Has Arrived - But Let's Not Be Carried Away in Excitement

Chris Ball | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

Certainly, we should celebrate the fact that people are living longer, remaining active and that their activity is contributing to the UK's economy. But it is a mixed picture we see of older workers who are valued and celebrated as success stories on one hand while others despair of the endemic ageism they confront.

Our Ageing Population is Something That we Should Celebrate

Hannah Gal | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Joe, 91, lost his wife 10 years ago and his only son died of Cancer. "I think about them all the time" the charmingly humble man tells me, "its just that Christmas brings back memories of family Christmases when my boy was little.. it is one time of year I don't look forward to.."

Active Ageing: Time to Match Words With Deeds

Chris Ball | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

Today is Older People's Day - a welcome celebration of the contribution that older people make to society. There will be much written, and still more done, to underline the importance of building bonds and relationships between people of all ages. Less, however, might be said about the issue of 'active ageing', what it means to older people and how we might achieve it.

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.

Educating for Life in an Age of Austerity

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

If your education system preaches success and attainment, what do you do when confronted with failure and loss? And, importantly, what do you do when the myth of hard work leading to success is exposed as false?

Life Isn't Short: What it Means For Your Success

Tom Butler Bowdon | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Butler Bowdon

Life may sometimes feel short at a philosophical level, and there is always the chance we may die young. But for most people in well-off countries today, life is not, as the 17th-century political philosopher Thomas Hobbes famously put it, 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short'.

Give Children Retirement Lessons, Says Expert

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students could soon be hit by the ultimate lesson in planning for their future - retirement classes Apparently being bombarded with Britain’s dra...