Retirement lifestyle

With a crisis in social care funding looming, here’s how you can plan to pay for yours

The combination of improving longevity and an ageing population means growing numbers will need some form of care in old age.

Expat pensioners worried about exchange rates this Christmas

Monday, 11 December 2017 | News

Expat retirees are tightening their belts this Christmas as the spending power of their income continues to reduce as Sterling slips against the Euro.

Jeff Prestridge: Why we still can’t call pension freedom a success story

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 | Article

How time flies. It has been just over two and a half years since the government introduced new rules allowing people greater freedom over how they take an income from their pension.

Care homes must be reformed, says competition regulator

Thursday, 30 November 2017 | News

The UK’s care homes are in urgent need of reform, according to the findings of an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Older workers hope for downsizing, inheritance or lottery win to fund retirement

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Older workers are hoping to fund their retirement by downsizing, an inheritance or even a lottery win, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report.   

Over 50s juggle supporting families with retirement plans

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | News

One in five (19%) over 50s faces pressure to work for longer due to juggling their children’s or parents’ financial needs with their own retirement prospects, a new report has found. 

True money stories from smart people: Who really wants to retire anyway?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | Article

Would you like to retire at 40? It’s easy. Spend nothing, stay indoors, eat baked beans and save water by crying into the toilet cistern so you won’t need to flush.

Government urged to allow tax-free pension withdrawals to fund entrepreneurship

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | News

Pensioners with an entrepreneurial spirit should be allowed greater tax-free access to their pension pots in order to fund business ideas, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD).

West Sussex is the most attractive county to retire to

Monday, 21 August 2017 | News

West Sussex is the county with the highest quality of life for pensioners, according to analysis by Prudential. Dorset comes second and East Sussex comes third as most attractive retirement counties.

Power of attorney leaves elderly open to abuse, claims senior judge

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

Insufficient safeguards on lasting power of attorney (LPA) agreements are leaving elderly and vulnerable people open to abuse, according to a retired senior judge.

EU countries top Britons’ favourite retirement destinations despite Brexit

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

Spain remains the most popular destination for retirees looking to start a new life overseas, according to the latest research from Retirement Advantage. It’s followed by France, Portugal and Italy.