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Searching for: researcher is "help the aged"

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Millions of older people have not had a holiday for five years, survey finds
Millions of older people have not had a holiday for five years, survey finds
Help the Aged
18 Jan 2008 United Kingdom State Pensions, Pensioners & Retirement
Excluding visits with family and friends, one in four older people (25%) have not had a holiday for more than five years according to research by charity Help the Aged. Eating out is also out of reach for many UK pensioners with nearly one in 10 admitting they have not had a meal out for over a year.

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 2008 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Poorest pay most when it comes to Council Tax, finds new survey from Help the Aged
Poorest pay most when it comes to Council Tax, finds new survey from Help the Aged
Help the Aged
4 Dec 2006 United Kingdom State Pensions, Pensioners & Retirement

Over a third of people aged 65 and over with the lowest household incomes are spending more than 10% of their earnings paying for Council Tax bills, according to a nationwide survey carried out for leading older people’s charity Help the Aged by GfK NOP.  The results of the survey come as Help the Aged launches a major new campaign to push Chancellor Gordon Brown to reinstate the £200 discount for pensioners to help meet Council Tax bills in his Pre-Budget Report. The discount was first given to older people before the 2005 General Election, but has since been withdrawn, leaving many pensioners struggling to get by or in some cases, even refusing to pay in protest.

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.

7C356775   Click here to contact the authors.
 
New survey reveals a third of workers fear employers won't hire them at 65
Results reveal depth of age discrimination in the workplace
Help the Aged
22 Sep 2006 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Equality, Administration
According to a Help the Aged survey, nearly a third of respondents intending to work beyond state pension age believe that employers won’t want to hire older workers, despite new laws designed to prevent age discrimination in the workplace coming into force on 1 October 2006.

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 >> Sep 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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“Care-free” baby boomers to hit care crisis
“Care-free” baby boomers to hit care crisis
Help the Aged
20 Sep 2006 United Kingdom State Pensions, Savings, Pensioners & Retirement, Payment of Pensions, Long-term Care, Investment - General, Carers
Two thirds of baby boomers have made no plans for their future care needs. A survey for Help the Aged finds widespread confusion among those approaching retirement age, and highlights the gap between hopes and reality.

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 >> Sep 2006 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Help the Aged urges radical action on pensions in light of new research
Help the Aged urges radical action on pensions in light of new research
Help the Aged
19 Nov 2005 United Kingdom State Pensions
According to a MORI research study conducted on behalf of Help the Aged, there exists a worrying level of ignorance about the levels of retirement income with 22% of respondents having absolutely no idea how much the Basic State Pension is worth per week, despite a clear future reliance on it for many of those questioned. The MORI research forms part of a key briefing on attitudes to pensions published by Help the Aged in advance of the Pensions Commission report. The briefing also draws on a parallel survey commissioned by the charity with pollsters NFP Synergy. In its wake Help the Aged is urging for a radical overhaul of the present state pension system.

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 >> Nov 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensioners prioritise problem areas
Pensioners' concerns
Help the Aged
Sep 2003 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
According to this research, Scotland's older people are becoming increasingly worried about financial and health matters, with pensions topping their list of issues that need to be urgently addressed. The findings emerged from a two day conference in Dundee recently hosted by the researcher and attended by 96 delegates representing older people's forums from across Scotland.

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 >> Sep 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Depth of distrust over pensions
Views of public on pension issues
Help the Aged
May 2003 United Kingdom Miscellaneous
According to this research, the Government is losing the trust of the public when it comes to pension provision, and is increasingly out of touch. The findings show a deep-rooted lack of trust and confidence in pensions, together with a dangerous ignorance and over-optimism of what could and should be done to provide for retirement. The survey shows that the working population recognises they need to do something in terms of pension provision but they do not know what options are open to them or where to turn for advice. 

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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A future we can trust: pensions or pin money?
A suggested way forward to alleviate the pensions crisis
Help the Aged
Nov 2002 United Kingdom Pension Reform
This paper, highlighting the pensions crisis facing the country, seeks to build on the changes of the last few years and to lay the groundwork for a new consensus. It provides seven key points for the way forward, including a suggestion for an independent pensions authority. The paper also highlights what an independent pensions authority might look like.

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 >> Nov 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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