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Early retirement brings more stress to skills strapped firms

Participation rates are falling and this is a serious problem for the country and our national talent pool.  Since the start of the pandemic, for instance, almost a quarter of a million Brits aged between 50 and 65 have left their jobs and aren’t looking for new ones

Contributor: Mattie Storin - Recruitment Correspondent | Published: 10 June 2022

WFH may help recruitment but it won’t stem resignations

New research by HR software provider CIPHR reveals that 73% of British employers have experienced an increase in voluntary resignations and 71% have found it more challenging to recruit new employees over the past year

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones - CIPHR | Published: 20 March 2022

How has COVID-19 impacted retirement plans?

A recent poll* conducted by WEALTH at work found that 84% of respondents think employees have changed their retirement plans in light of the pandemic.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work | Published: 28 June 2021

Trustees fear for members approaching retirement

Pension scheme members now have to grapple with a multitude of risks which have become increasingly complex and uncertain. In light of this, WEALTH at work has conducted a survey with the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) to investigate the concerns Trustees have for their members in the run up to their retirement

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work | Published: 23 June 2021

Leading financial expert warns: “A happy retirement needs a lot more than a pension” – yet retirement planning obsessively focused on money & tax-efficiency

Author: Mike Middleton, Founder of personal development and retirement planners Pro-Vision Lifestyles ( Mike has more than 30 years’ experience advising people and businesses on retirement planning. He is the author of the book “The R word – time to retire retirement”

Contributor: Mike Middleton, Founder of Pro-Vision Lifestyles | Published: 9 March 2020

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Government responds to Treasury Committee report on household finances

The government has published its response to the Treasury report on household finances. Downplaying the  possibility of structural reform to pension taxation, possibly a hint at changes to pension allowances, no commitment to increase auto-enrolment contributions.

Contributor: Tom McPhail | Published: 15 October 2018

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ONS retirement attitudes data causes more confusion

The Office for National Statistics has released data from the Wealth and Assets Survey covering attitudes towards saving for retirement for the period July 2016 to Dec 2016. From Nathan Long – Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 29 June 2017

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General Election – the key retirement planning issues

Ever since the NI Budget U-turn debacle, an early General Election has made increasing sense. The Government needs a mandate to govern and if it lacks the legitimacy even to deliver on its centre-piece announcement of a rise in NI rates for the self-employed, then an Election in pursuit of a strengthened majority was the logical solution. From Tom McPhail, Head of Policy - Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Tom McPhail | Published: 29 April 2017

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Plunging pound dampens sunny retirement dreams

British spending on Eurozone property halves in a year. Data released by foreign exchange specialist FEXCO shows Britons cancelling all but essential payments for European property. Comment from David Lamb, head of dealing at FEXCO Corporate Payments, explained:

Contributor: David Lamb | Published: 19 April 2017