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About Alastair Swindlehurst

Alastair is the Director of Human Resources for an international marketing services firm. Having completed his MA in HRM from Manchester Metropolitan University he has worked in several blue chip organisations covering logistic, manufacturing, FMCG and managed services. A proud Boltonian you can find him at @HRTinker and

A flawed solution?

First of all I don’t think the current pension system in the UK works. The state pension was a Victorian solution and the rise and demise of the company pension schemes has meant that we are essentially coming full circle. The big question for me and my peers is not can I retire at 55 but how do I ensure that I have sufficient funds to retire when I want, or when I’m forced to retire.

Article by 21 January 2014