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CAFE survey — EMPLOYMENT

This is continued feedback on the CAFE group Introduction survey.     ( See previous posts by clicking on ” CAFE Project” in the Tag Cloud. ) 71% of participants described themselves as retired.    Only 11% were employed full-time or part-time.     … Continue reading

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“Pensions Black Hole”

When I left university in 1979, my first job was working for a Local Authority in Nottingham.    It was a great job to start out my working career but in my early twenties, I certainly was not thinking about retirement.   … Continue reading

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“Long Term Care Fairytale”

After 2 1/2 years in power and with only 2 1/2 years left before the next election, the Government is once again beginning to think about the Grey vote. Before the last election, there was a feeding frenzy of discussion, … Continue reading

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“New Ways of Working”

Set against the background of longer later life , we need to develop new patterns of working.   The idea of working full-time flat-out and then…………..you suddenly come to a FULL STOP!   For many unlucky people you stop dead literally, within a few … Continue reading

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“Now You Don’t”

This blog follows on from the previous post “Now You See It”. I was at the AGE UK Conference in 2011 when the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions – Mr Ian Duncan-Smith – made his speech about the … Continue reading

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“Now You See It”

If I were the Prime Minister half way through my first term in office, I would be beginning to think about how I could be re-elected for a second term.   I would want something that would appeal to a large … Continue reading

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“Pension Cuts on the Way”

Either I must be psychic, which I doubt, or the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions – Mr Ian Duncan-Smith and just about the whole of the Conservative Party, and the Editor of The Times, must be … Continue reading

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