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One Voice: Shaping our ageing society
Age Concern & Help the Aged Report
Age Concern
7 Apr 2009 United Kingdom State Pensions, Pensioners & Retirement
The One Voice Report from Age Concern & Help the Aged examines the issues facing older people in the UK, in particular, poverty, age discrimination and isolation. 60% of people aged 65 and over believe older people suffer widespread age discrimination, including in the workplace and one in five pensioners, the equivalent of more than two million older people, live below the poverty line. The report sets out seven priorities for action in 2009 which include outlawing mandatory retirement ages to ensure equal rights for older citizens and 'age-proofing' employment and skills support to help older workers cope with recession.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Confusion over benefits system keeping pensioners from claiming their dues
Confusion over benefits system keeping pensioners from claiming their dues
Age Concern
4 Oct 2007 United Kingdom State Pensions
Confusion over the benefits system is keeping pensioners from claiming their cash, warns Age Concern today. New research from the organisation shows that six out of 10 lower income pensioners are put off claiming benefits by the system, with almost half finding means-testing too intrusive and 48% being discouraged by the forms.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the UK
Ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the UK
Age Concern
23 Feb 2007 United Kingdom Legislation

New statistics from Age Concern expose the full extent of age discrimination in the UK. The charity's major biennial survey of over 2,000 adults has revealed that more than three times more people have been the victims of ageism than any other form of discrimination.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2007 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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New personal savings accounts: A winner for women?
New personal savings accounts: A winner for women?
Age Concern
11 Dec 2006 United Kingdom State Pensions, Savings, Pension Reform
The Government’s plan to introduce a new system of personal saving accounts is proving popular with women, according to new findings revealed by Age Concern. But the charity is warning that the Government must keep costs down and employer contributions up if the scheme is to be a success.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Social life out of the question say cash-strapped pensioners
Social life out of the question say cash-strapped pensioners
Age Concern
3 Mar 2006 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
According to a new report by Age Concern, pensioners are being forced to live ‘just above the breadline’, with bills leaving them with little money to enjoy retirement. The findings show that 40% of over 65s feel that their social life is restricted by a lack of money, with just over a third (35%) admitting they cannot afford to spend a day out with friends or family and one in three (33%) saying they cannot afford to go out for a meal, enjoy a night at the pub with friends, or entertain friends or family at home. Pursuing a hobby or leisure activity is out of the question for just under a third (29%) and 41% say a holiday is simply unaffordable.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Government risks losing crucial support over pensions
Government risks losing crucial support over pensions
Age Concern
1 Feb 2006 United Kingdom Pension Reform, Pensioners & Retirement

Pensions is a key issue for older people yet 43% do not trust the Government at all to find a long-term solution, according to new research by Age Concern and ICM. The charity is warning that without quick and decisive action on pensions, the Government could lose the crucial support of the increasingly volatile over 50s. Published today, Age Concern’s report "Winning in 2009: the importance of the baby boomers" reveals that older voters cast more than 40% of all votes in the last General Election - and this number is set to rocket over the next decade as the baby boomers hit retirement.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Women Unaware of the Cost of Caring
Women taking time out to care may face poverty in retirement
Age Concern
13 Oct 2005 United Kingdom State Pensions, Equality
Many women want to spend time at home raising their children - but don’t realise they may face poverty in retirement if they do, warns Age Concern. With one in five single pensioner women living in poverty and only 16% receiving a full state pension based on their own National Insurance contributions, young mothers are left with little choice but to work if they are to avoid poverty in later life.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The future of pensions must be decided by people not politics - warns Age Concern
Citizens' Jury on Pensions Reform
Age Concern
Jul 2005 United Kingdom State Pensions, Pension Reform, Equality
As the Government considers laying on evening classes to help people get to grips with the pensions system, a new report by Age Concern warns that strong public support for a radical shake-up will make merely tinkering with the current system untenable. The report calls on the Government to focus on finding a long-term solution in order to build a pensions system that delivers fairness for women and carers and a liveable income for all.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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"Spend now, Worry Later" is the Motto for the Over 50s
New research into understanding the grey market
Age Concern
7 Feb 2005 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
The era when older people saved up for a rainy day is reaching an end. New research by Age Concern Research Services (ACRS) reveals that the older, richer, fitter over 50s are increasingly moving into a "buy now, worry later" mindset. Marketers and businesses must be quick to ditch stale stereotypes about timid and unadventurous older consumers, if they want to secure the custom of the over 50s before they seek out the competition.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Employers must do more to prevent new generation of poverty-stricken pensioners
Research on information and communication issues around company pension schemes
Age Concern
Jan 2005 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors
Employers are not doing enough to encourage workers to join company pension schemes. Lack of information and limited opportunities are deterring many workers from making crucial savings towards their retirement. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Choose, not Lose, the Right to Work
View on fixed retirement ages
Age Concern
Jul 2004 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
According to this research, UK workers think fixed retirement ages belong in the past. Almost three quarters (72%) of people regardless of age, social class or gender think they are old fashioned and unnecessary.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension credit not a long term solution to pensioner poverty
Attitudes and experiences of recipients of the Pension Credit
Age Concern
Jun 2004 United Kingdom State Pensions
According to this report, nine out of ten pensioners receiving Pension Credit believe the Government should provide a higher Basic State Pension without the need for means tested benefits. 73% of those surveyed felt that means testing puts people off applying for Pension Credit.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions not a priority for women
Individuals attitudes to peensions
Age Concern
Aug 2003 United Kingdom Miscellaneous
According to this research, women are most at risk of pensioner poverty. However, more than half do not save more into pensions simply because they do not enough spare cash. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Aug 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension gap between men and women
Pension gap between men and women
Age Concern
May 2003 United Kingdom Equality
According to this report, women receive just 32p for every £1 of income received by men in a pensioner couple and almost a quarter of single female pensioners live in poverty.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> May 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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State Pension key to resolving ‘Pension Crisis’
The public's views on pensions
Age Concern
Dec 2002 United Kingdom Pension Reform
These new findings show a huge majority of people in Britain believe improving the amount of the basic state pension is key to resolving the "pensions crisis".

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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