This blog introduces a booklet I have written, ‘Greater savings for retirement‘, on the above subject. The booklet introduces new ideas – some of which are counter-intuitive – to address four inter-related key objectives: Continue reading
A short term rise in wages may be on the cards but the long term economic challenges from population ageing run deep.
Today’s Metro front page splash reports that “Lidl will become the first supermarket in the UK to pay employees a minimum wage recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.” It is great news for employees in this traditionally low paid sector. Continue reading
Age and the National Travel Survey
Ten things we learnt about age from the recently published Department for Transport 2014 National Travel Survey (England). Continue reading
On the 1st of September the Office for National Statistics produced its latest figures mapping the increase in life expectancy for men and women in England and Wales. The figures, which map the progression of life expectancy between 1841 and 2012, captured the interest of the national press, leading to a number of stories reporting the upward trend and speculating on its significance.
The ILC-UK’s report might come as a surprise to those that don’t know much about the retirement village concept. For those of us that run retirement villages with flexible care provision, it serves primarily to add statistical evidence to what we have long believed to be the case: living in this kind of accommodation has a positive impact on quality of life.
This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.
With homeownership levels among 25-34 year olds dropping from 59% to 35% between 2004 and 2014, the need to build more new homes suitable for our young population is undoubtedly essential. It’s also good retail politics for the Government given the positive headlines generated by initiatives like Help to Buy.
This week the Sunday Times reported ‘Healthy nurse, 75, chooses death over ‘going downhill’. Gill Pharaoh, a palliative care nurse, travelled to Switzerland and ended her life through assisted suicide. Continue reading