retirement

  • 20 Mar 2014

    The budget announced by UK chancellor George Osborne has been widely reported as appealing to pensioners and savers. Some measures, such as pensioner bonds, will indeed help sizeable numbers of older people. Yet for many people over retirement age, it is will not be good news overall.

  • 5 Dec 2013

    Pension age will keep rising, UK chancellor George Osborne announced in his autumn statement today (5 December 2013). Young people now finishing their education will probably have to wait until they are in their 70s. This will have a devastating effect on some areas and sections of society.

  • 25 Oct 2012

    People over retirement age should be required to do community work or lose some of their pension, urged former Benefits Agency head Lord Bichard.

  • 15 Apr 2012

    Britain’s housing market is failing to meet the needs of older people - despite a rapidly ageing population and a growing demand for retirement housing, says a new report from Shelter.