UK Retirement

Time For Action To Solve The Care Crisis

Stephen Burke | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Another week, another flurry of evidence about the care crisis across the country. Everyone seems to agree that there is a crisis, that care is mass...

Government Housing Plans - Where Does Sheltered Housing Stand?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

If you heard the hype, you could be forgiven for thinking the government's much-anticipated housing policy heralds a new era for downsizing. Much of ...

Will Housing White Paper Make Downsizing A Positive Choice For Older Homeowners?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. The proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp duty for older people moving to smaller properties, thereby freeing up larger homes for younger families as part of the answer to the housing crisis.

Welcome To Instagran!

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

Author's own Picture this, older people having the time of their lives taking photos of each other and posting them on social media. They say it's ...

5 Smart Money Moves That Could Make You Richer In The Long Run

Jen Barton | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s never too early to wise up about your finances: the sooner you start putting money aside, the better. And we’re not just talking about your ...

How Can I Plan My Retirement So I Can Emulate My In-Law's?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Well here I was playing golf with a group of men and women who hit one another with a constant flow of humorous below the belt banter and it started to occur to me that whilst I don't want to be their age just yet, I really liked being in their company.

The Money Lessons I Wish I'd Learned In My Twenties

Jen Barton | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We grow up thinking that with age comes wisdom... and sometimes that’s the truth. Especially when it comes to our finances. And particularly when yo...

No Pension At 40? It’s Never Too Late To Start

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The pension equation is simple enough. The more you save during your working years, the more comfortable a retirement you’ll be able to afford. It...

Mind the Pension Gap - Women Still Trail Men In The Savings Stakes

Jackie Leiper | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jackie Leiper

There is no denying that huge progress has been made to close the gender gap in recent years - from equal pay campaigns to pledges from businesses to increase female representation on leadership teams. However, nowhere does the gender gap persist quite as stubbornly as it does within pension savings.

Why Couples Aren't Discussing Their Retirement Plans

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Retirement is a whole new chapter in your lives together but research from Aviva shows that more than a quarter of couples are failing to discuss thei...

Let's Show That We Really Celebrate Our Centenarians

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

One of the best parts of my job at Anchor is working with the inspiring, fun and lively generation of older people that prove older age is most certainly a time for living. We should celebrate the fact that, as a nation, we're living longer.

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...