Updates and Views from RetireEasy

Pension freedoms “introduced too quickly and without proper safeguards”

The chair of a powerful Commons Committee has slammed the hasty way in which pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, leading to “a golden age for scammers”. Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Stephen Timms has echoed the views of Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey last spring, who told a Treasury Committee hearing that the premature introduction of freedoms […]

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Ageism in recruitment leaving older workers trapped in insecure employment

With new figures showing that the number of 50 to 64-year-olds out of work has climbed by 175,000 since the start of the pandemic, experts say ageism in recruitment could be the final straw which prevents many of this group ever returning to work. A new report from the Centre for Ageing Better has concluded that “Soul-destroying Ageism” is […]

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Revealed: the nine biggest threats to retirement

A new report from insurance specialists British Seniors has revealed the biggest threats to the nation’s retirement plans – with Covid-19 right at the top. In fact, more than three quarters (77%) of those aged over 50 believed it will directly impact their ability to retire. Their “State of Retirement Report” reveals that nearly one in five (17%) of over […]

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The figures are in for 2020: pension funds rally but annuities dip lower

My Desired Income The latest analysis from Moneyfacts show that – despite the turbulence caused by the pandemic, the average annual pension fund returned 4.9% growth in 2020. The news for annuity incomes was not so good, however. Not helped by record low interest rates, average returns were down over 6% – their third consecutive […]

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How to avoid an uncomfortable retirement… By Tony Watts OBE

Planning for retirement is something most of us avoid like the plague. Conversely, many of us worry if we will *ever* have enough to retire. But there is a quickfire solution to both those conundrums that won’t cost the Earth… Did you know that the average time that we spend between retiring and shuffling off […]

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How should the Government protect future retirees?

We recently launched an anonymised survey in conjunction with AgeWage to test the temperature on how those heading into retirement were being affected by the pandemic. Because the situation is still evolving, we have left the survey open and you can still take part by clicking here: Survey But in the interim we wanted to […]

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