Retirement age

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Retirement is not a rest nor a choice for many | Letters
Letters: Dr Melanie Jones, Judith Diamond and Mark Chapman respond to an article about early retirement. Plus Caroline Feinstein on the challenge of finding work

06, Feb, 2023 @4:55 PM

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Retirement boom among UK’s older workers creates economic headache
Wyre Forest in the West Midlands has seen a huge jump in the ‘economically inactive’, many of them affluent older people, but the dearth of workers is a real problem for employers

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Retired early and wondering what to do? How about fighting for the rest of us? | Emma Beddington
I don’t begrudge the comfortably off ‘silver quitters’ their good luck. But those of us who still have to work need their help on the barricades, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Britain lavishes benefits on plenty of rich pensioners. Let’s means test them now | Polly Toynbee
Bumping the state pension age up to 68 will do little to help those who are so poor, they won’t even reach that age, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

26, Jan, 2023 @2:16 PM

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Rising asset wealth and falling real wages ‘drive inequality in Britain’
Young people no longer able to rely on hard work to improve their living standards as they age, says IFS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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‘I can’t work in the office safely’: the over-50s leaving the UK labour force
The number of economically inactive 50- to 64-year-olds has shot up. Some can simply afford to retire – but many have long Covid or other health issues

Heather Stewart

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I’ve always thrown myself into work – now it keeps me alive’: the over-65s forced to join the ‘great unretirement’
Unable to survive on their pensions, many older people have no choice but to return to work. What’s it like heading into your 70s in the showroom, canteen or classroom?

Lizzie Cernik

14, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Get over-50s back to work to tackle UK labour shortage, says John Lewis boss
Sharon White says government should ‘think much more’ about encouraging Covid retirees to return on flexible basis

Mark Sweney

09, Aug, 2022 @10:22 AM

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Tell us: have you returned to work after retiring?
We would like to hear from people in the UK who have come out of retirement and returned to work

Guardian community team

22, Jul, 2022 @9:03 AM

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Retirement on hold for UK’s over-60s as cost of living crisis bites
Many older people are now finding they cannot afford to meet basic outgoings. So retirement dates are being scrapped

Shane Hickey

04, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Tell us: have you delayed retirement due to the rising cost of living?
We would like to hear from people who are delaying retirement because of the rising cost of living

Guardian community team

07, Jun, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Half of older women fear having to work beyond UK state pension age – study
Survey underlines lasting impact that career breaks or working part-time can have on payouts

Joanna Partridge

09, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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