Monday 21 August 2017

Charlie Weston: Retirement is going to get further off for us all

Briefed: Regina Doherty. Photo: Tom Burke
Briefed: Regina Doherty. Photo: Tom Burke
Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

If you are in the workforce, then you had better start getting prepared to remain there well into what is currently regarded as the retirement years.

Demographic and budgetary pressures are combining to mean that the idea of leaving the workforce at the age of 65 is set to become history.

Back when the economic crash was at its most intense, the so-called statutory retirement age was raised from 65 to 66, which it remains at present.

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