UK Retirement

Right-Sizing, And The Benefits For Generation Rent

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

A more joined-up approach is needed. Addressing the housing crisis by increasing the supply of retirement housing is an opportunity to save billions, and create enormous benefits for both older and younger generations.

Why You Should Care About The Miners' Pensions Scandal

Rachel Heeds | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Heeds

Surely miners deserve our respect, our empathy and our gratitude for what they gave for us. Tragically, people who gave the best years of their lives in service of the nation feel like nobody cares about what they have been through, and are still going through. This has to stop.

Starting Again At Sixty, In Search Of Happiness

Ana Onatah | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Onatah

At sixty I left pretty much everything behind me - my husband, step children, family, business, cats, and most of my belongings - and started again, in another country. My only plan was to find happiness.

Worries Mount For Majority Of Those Approaching Retirement

Ginny Lunn | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ginny Lunn

Retirement should be a landmark moment in all of our lives. And it should be a cause of celebration where we look forward to extra leisure time or moments with friends and family. So it is alarming that new research - commissioned by Beanstalk - shows that the vast majority of people are worried about retirement.

Silver Dreams Or Silver Dread - Why Aren't We Looking Forward To Retirement?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

In reality older age is often a time of great happiness, free of many of the stresses and anxieties of younger people. But, this doesn't match the view of most people. My fear is that if we go into later life expecting the worst, that will become the reality.

How Can We Spare Tomorrow's Doctors From Early Retirement And An Early Grave?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

The junior doctors of today will be the ones to suffer the consequences of longer working lives. We owe it to them to secure a more positive future that will save them from an early retirement and allow them to have a work-life balance that seems to be continually beyond their grasp.

Downgrading the Care Minister's Role is Bad News for Social Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

Theresa May and David Mowat, the Parliamentary Under-secretary responsible for care, have the chance to turn social care around and help those in need of care to lead the best lives possible; I hope it's a challenge they address as the lack of adequate social care funding is an issue which cannot be ignored any longer.

Rethinking My Future

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Many people think about these issues too late. For others life events happen and prevent them from saving or contributing to a pension. For many others there simply isn't the money to save when the bills are paid. The Centre for Ageing Better wants more people to feel prepared for later life. We will be exploring how we can contribute to this goal in coming months.

Thank You to the Miss Proctors - Unsung Heroes of Education

Daniel Singleton | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

The brief trending of #ThankYourMP on social media in mid-June highlighted how often we fail to appreciate and thank those around us. Thankfulness is ...

A Genius Has Left the Building

Matt Hardy | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Hardy

At the age of 51, Kieren Fallon has retired from race riding and closed an umpteenth chapter in his remarkable life.

Have We Reached the Age of No Retirement?

Anna Dixon | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Should we give up on retirement? As life expectancy rises and the number of people living into their 80s and 90s increases, at the very least we'll have to rethink it.

Employers Must Create Age Friendly Workplaces to Ensure Success

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

All employers need to recognise the potential of older workers and create age friendly workplaces if they are to be successful in future.

It's Time We All Benefit From Demographic Change

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

"We're all living longer". You'll have heard the phrase trotted out to explain everything from the rise in the state pension age to the challenges facing the NHS.

Three-Day Week Could Be Best For Workers Over 40

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're over 40 and looking to cut down the number of days you work, science might have found a very credible reason for going part-time. A new stu...

Tour de Terry

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

When people discuss retirement, there are so many images that come to mind. It's a unique experience, as different as each person. There is no rigid rule book about what makes an enjoyable retirement and I think this is one of the most exciting things about it. The number of people aged 65 and older has increased by 16% in just 10 years which means there are nearly one million more people taking on new adventures.

A Wave Of Un-migration

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

There is an interminable wait until the nation gets to choose whether they like the lies that the "Better off Out" or "Stronger In" sides are using to...

Iain Duncan Smith Dismisses Fuss Over 'Working Until 81'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith has condemned Labour for dragging him to the House of Commons to face claims young people will have to “work until they drop” be...

The Intern

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

The release of the film The Intern has raised some eyebrows - in a good way. For many people seeing the film posters, the wrong assumption is that A...

The Quiet Heroes

Danny Bowman | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

This piece is all about the quiet heroes in my life; the ones that stood by me through the indescribable horrors of my condition. They saw a boy cry himself to sleep, a teenager fall apart and a man's fight for recovery but the consistent correlation was they stood by me.

My Life Post-Rugby

Tom May | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Sport
Tom May

Perhaps this is going to be a slow process, it certainly seems that way. I'm trying my best to fill that void and find that meaning in my life and I hope that what I am trying to create with the interests I have off field form together to fill that void. They need to as it feels pretty big at the moment.

There's More to Retirement Than Just the Finances!

Diana Moran | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Whilst the money side of retirement is obviously very important to people, it's not the be all and end all - yet finances seems to be the focus of ALL the attention. As any retirees will know, and perhaps even more so any of you that are in the lead up to your retirement, there is plenty to worry about besides money.

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Get Old

Suzi Godson | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Although retirement is viewed as an individual experience, it has an enormous impact on marital relationships. In the initial stages of retirement there is a kind of honeymoon period where couples rate their marriages more favorably, they have better sex lives, and feel their relationships have actually improved. It doesn't last.

A Positive Outlook and Healthy Dose of Romance Can Help Make Later Life a Better Prospect

Patrick Stannah | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Although we face challenges as we grow older, such as in relation to health and mobility, more and more people are realising the benefits of finding ways to remain active for longer and of maintaining a positive state of mind.

Life After the Final Whistle

Louis Saha | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Fame and wealth can be temporary. A football career isn't likely to last as long as one would like and therefore, the importance of planning ahead can't be stressed enough; although sometimes a difficult reality to accept.

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Tom May | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Sport
Tom May

Six weeks ago, I played my last professional game of rugby. The chapter of my life that started with my debut at Newcastle at the age of 19, ended at 36 in Oxford with the final shrill of a referee's whistle. Just like that, Tom May, London Welsh captain became Tom May former rugby player. So what now?