Retirement

Retirement is in crisis and employers, as well as employees, must plan for the future

3 September 2018 13:54

The idea of working 9-5 until you receive a gold watch at age 60 is dying out fast. Millennials seem to…

The best and worst pension providers of 2017

7 March 2018 17:59

How do you go about choosing a pension plan? For many of us – especially if you are part of…

Is now the right time for the ‘older entrepreneur’?

8 September 2017 14:46

Over half of individuals over the age of 50 have described themselves as ‘entrepreneurs’, shaking up the popular perception of…

How can we encourage millennials to save for their retirement?

23 August 2017 14:11

It’s a story we’ve become used to hearing in recent years. How millennials are the sensible generation. They’ve turned their…

Considering retiring abroad? Don’t forget about your state pension

21 August 2017 17:23

Retiring to a warmer, more exotic, country is something that many of us dream of doing – and sooner, rather…

Spend your pension pot wisely

20 June 2017 11:01

There was an almighty hoo-ha when George Osborne introduced pension freedoms. In the biggest change to pensions in a generation,…

What we learned from the Pensions Green Paper

28 February 2017 11:52

You’ve saved for years into a defined benefit pension scheme in the expectation it will provide you with a secure…

The gender pensions gap is the last barrier to female equality

18 November 2016 11:36

Many women still suffer from a touch of the Cinderella complex. These days, few want men to sweep up the…

Why it pays to be in poor health in retirement

13 October 2016 10:36

Annuity rates are in free fall, which is bad news for anyone who wants to buy a guaranteed income at…

Could the technology behind Pokémon Go! help encourage more of us to save for our retirement?

20 September 2016 12:07

It might seem far-fetched, but in recent years a couple of financial companies have started hiring from the gaming industry…

Rule changes could scupper full state pension payouts

25 August 2016 12:30

Pensions: about as easy to understand as the theory of relativity. Successive governments have pledged to simplify and clarify the…

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Death of early retirement? More like death of retirement

16 June 2016 11:02

The biggest cultural shifts happen invisibly, bubbling away below the surface for years before someone notices a change. So it…

Revealed: the magic formula for a prosperous retirement

18 May 2016 16:46

This piece is from the new issue of Spectator Money, out on Thursday 19 May. The magazine will come free…

A wake-up call for women: act now or you will suffer in retirement

4 May 2016 10:00

Are women sleepwalking into a retirement nightmare? That’s the suggestion behind new research published by investment group Fidelity. It revealed…

People are avoiding retirement because of low interest rates. Who can blame them?

14 May 2015 17:11

‘Bank of England says that migrants are holding down wages’ the headlines screamed this morning. Yet Mark Carney, when interviewed…

Danny’s maths

17 June 2011 13:54

And so Danny Alexander has further angered unions by making it clear that “painful decisions” are needed to reform public-sector…