Win £1,000: Take the Great British Retirement Survey

11 February 2020

Take part now for your chance to win £1,000 or one of five runner-up prizes

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Take part in the Great British Retirement Survey and you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 or one of five £100 shopping vouchers.

This time last year we launched the Great British Retirement Survey (in association with our parent company, interactive investor) and a whopping 10,000 of you got in touch to share your expectations and experiences of retirement. The results provided us with a fascinating insight into retirement in modern Britain.

This year’s survey includes new questions to keep in step with our lives. The coronavirus has changed our lives emotionally, socially, and for many, financially. While pensions might be the last thing on some people’s minds right now, after significant stock market falls, retirement planning and its complexities may well be a real concern for many – not to mention wider financial planning concerns.

Enter the Great British Retirement Survey

The survey can be accessed here and we would be grateful to hear your thoughts - instead of a penny for them, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a free prize draw for a chance to win £1,000 in cash, with five £100 shopping vouchers also in the price pot for runners-up.

The days of retiring on your 65th birthday after receiving a carriage clock from the colleagues you’ve spent the past 40 years with are long gone.

Retirement in the 21st century is a much more flexible concept, both in terms of when you retire and what you do with this new stage of life.

While many retirees are enjoying putting their feet up and spending more time with family and friends, others are still working in some capacity. Retirement may just mean embracing a new type of work, reducing your hours, exploring new opportunities, or working for yourself. You may well need to keep earning, but it might be that you simply enjoy the intellectual challenge and social interaction that work provides.

Work takes many forms and not all of it is paid. Many retirees choose to get involved with volunteering, while others may have pressing calls from family, whether it is mucking in with childcare or looking after a dependant or older relative.

It is not just retirement lifestyles that differ. Fewer of us are retiring wholly on final salary schemes that pay a guaranteed income for life, while pension freedoms – which were introduced in April 2015 – mean over-55s with defined contribution schemes can do what they want with their retirement savings.

The options are numerous and retirees are building financial plans that not only meet their income requirements but provide flexibility and peace of mind.

For some, retirement is a very gradual transition or wind-down. The pension freedoms make it much easier to take a phased approach – without any sudden shocks to your lifestyle or finances, it could be an easier adjustment.

However, there are still those who crave a more traditional retirement.

The survey results highlighted that retirement means different things for each and every one of us, so this year we are launching a new and updated survey to delve a little deeper and to enable us to track how experiences and expectations change.

Whether you’re in the run-up to retirement or have already retired, please make yourself a cuppa and complete the Great British Retirement Survey 2020. We need as many participants as possible, so please help spread the word by telling friends and family, and sharing on social media. 

Find out how to take part and be in with a chance of winning £1,000.

WIN £1,000!

Everyone who completes our survey will be entered into our free prize draw for a chance to win £1,000 in cash. Also in the prize pot are five £100 shopping vouchers for our lucky runners-up to spend in their choice of John Lewis, Marks & Spencer or Amazon.

Terms and conditions 

Interactive investor Services limited – Great British Retirement Survey Prize Draw

The Great British Retirement Survey (the Survey): (i) is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over; (ii) shall close at 17:00 on 31 July 2020; and (iii) is not open to employees of Interactive Investor Services Limited (IISL) or anyone professionally associated with IISL or the Survey.

By participating in the Survey, you will be given the opportunity to participate in a prize draw for: (i) 1 x £1,000 (one thousand pounds sterling); or (ii) 5 x £100 Amazon, John Lewis or M&S Vouchers. By participating in the prize draw, you consent to IISL collecting, storing and processing your personal data; (i) in order to run and administer the Survey and its prize draw; (ii) for the purposes set out in the IISL Privacy Policy, available here https://www.ii.co.uk/privacy; and (iii) for any other purposes (e.g. marketing) which you expressly consent to from time to time.

If you do not (or no longer) consent to IISL collecting, storing and processing your personal data in accordance with the above, you must inform IISL of the same in writing via email to dataprotection@ii.co.uk or in writing at:

Interactive Investor
Exchange Court
Duncombe Street
Leeds
LS1 4AX

The winner of the prize draw will be chosen at random by a computer program, on or as soon as reasonably practicable after 31 July 2020. IISL will notify the winner by email, using the email address given during the Survey). After such notification, the winner will have 28 days to claim their prize. If IISL don’t receive any response from a winner within 28 days of the notification that they have won, IISL can choose to offer the prize to the next eligible participant chosen from the remaining valid entries. Each participant consents to IISL publicising its name and city of residence for the sole purpose of announcing the winner.

All participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and that the decision of IISL is binding. To the extent permitted by law, IISL will not be liable for any claims, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with participation in the Survey of its prize draw. IISL reserves the right to alter, withdraw or amend the prize draw offer at any time, if in IISL sole discretion, it is reasonable to do so, without financial liability. IISL shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered from entry into the prize draw, acceptance of, delays in, or the arrangements surrounding the prize, or from any event beyond the reasonable control of IISL. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the operation of any part of the prize draw the decision of IISL shall be final.

The prize draw and these Terms and Conditions are governed by English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Promoter: Interactive Investor Services Limited, Exchange Court, Duncombe Street, Leeds LS1 4AX.

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