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Campaigns & Issues
Independent Age’s comments on the Autumn Statement
Independent Age Chief Executive, Janet Morrison said:
Increase in State Pension Age
"Independent Age accepts the logic for an increase in the State Pension Age, but for it to work we need measures to allow older people to work more flexibly as they approach retirement age, for example, to work part-time or in different roles.
"We also need to remember that, as now, not all individuals will be healthy enough to work until retirement age so we will need to look carefully about how we support people who do need to retire earlier.”
Raising state pension age is a betrayal of future generations
Britain’s biggest pensioners’ organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) has described today’s announcement by the Chancellor, George Osborne, to raise the state pension age as a “betrayal of future generations” based on inaccurate assumptions about life expectancy.
Dot Gibson, NPC general secretary said: "Contrary to the Chancellor’s claims, the Office for National Statistics has revealed that life expectancy is actually falling.
Competitions & Fun
Win a copy of NOW! That's What I Call Movies
Take a walk down Hollywood boulevard with NOW That’s What I Call Movies, the latest offering from NOW That’s What I Call Music. This triple-CD compilation is packed with renowned hits from the biggest blockbuster films of all time.
Featuring the iconic Bryan Adams’ ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’, taken from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, through to the Whitney Houston’s smash hit ‘I Will Always Love You’ taken from the 1992 film Bodyguard.
NOW That’s What I Call Movies –they are all here, this is a big one.
Win one of 31 fabulous travel treats from Silver Travel Advisor this December
Enter now and you could win one of the 31 travel treats from our Christmas Stocking.
Silver Travel Advisor is a friendly website packed with advice, tips, information and honest reviews written by and for silver travellers (aged over 50). A team of advisors are on hand to answer queries (for free), and you can share your own experiences too.
Health & Wellbeing
Coffee may reduce the rise of prostate cancer
Recent research has demonstrated that there is a significant inverse relationship with coffee consumption and the development of nonaggressive, aggressive and fatal prostate cancer.
The study is of significance because Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
Property & Finance
Two thirds of UK retirees expect to leave a legacy
Almost two thirds (64%) of British retirees expect to leave an inheritance to their children with an average* value of £182,144, according to HSBC’s study, The Future of Retirement Life after work?
HSBC’s research, which surveyed over 16,000 people in 15 countries, found many Britons could inherit even more, with one in five (21%) legacies left to children by UK retirees expected to be over £250,000.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Having a dog is great – for your social life
Having a dog is good for your social life, adding an average of three friends to your social circle, according to new research.
The findings emerged from a detailed study carried out among 1500 dog owners, which discovered sharing casual greetings, anecdotes and tips on canine care on the daily walk opens new doors socially.
For one in twenty dog owners their pooches have led them to befriend more than 10 people they would not have met had it not been for their four legged friends.
Driving home for Christmas
Chris Rea’s song 'Driving Home for Christmas' is a one that resonates with many of us at this time of the year.
While it’s the time to spend with family and friends, many of us will be embarking on a car journey home before we enjoy the festive cheer.
But before you make that journey home, it’s important to do a few checks to the car.
I came across your free paper and brought one home – it's brilliant!