Advanced





Retirement age review 'can remove barriers'



The government's plans to review the default retirement age have been welcomed as a forward-thinking move that will offer flexibility to over 50s.

Pensions provider Standard Life has suggested that a readjustment of traditional views of retirement is long overdue because of the increasing health, wealth and aspirations of the baby boomer generation.

The firm expressed confidence that increasing the default retirement age will help many over 50s to remain active in the community for longer and allow ambitious older people to push ahead with plans to start or develop their own businesses.

John Lawson, head of pensions policy at Standard Life, said: "It is time to remove barriers to working into later life and support people in having the flexible active future they aspire to."

The government's proposal to bring forward its review of the retirement age came as part of a new strategy on state provision for over 50s, which also included increasing financial support for grandparents caring for children.



To view businesses and services in our Finance section click here




Homebase
Homebase is the UKs second largest home improvement retailer and is recognised for choice, style ...
Silver Travel Advisor
Have your say and you could win a Greek Island villa holiday. If you like holidays and ...
Sky
For some of the most talked-about TV, get Sky TV. In all, we've 100+ digital entertainment ...
Make a Will Online
Make a Solicitor checked Will Online with Gloss Legal
Travel News
All-inclusive holidays 'offer value for money'
Finance News
Recession 'causing problems for over 50s abroad'
Dating News
Online dating 'can give over 50s another chance at love'

We Luv Sweets
New Zealand Holidays
Kirra Tours 100 Percent Kiwi New Zealand Holidays by New Zealanders. Although larger than the UK, New Zealand has a ...
ProstaMax
The only prostate supplement with 100% pure Beta-Sitosterol