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Age UK believes that all current and future older people should have sufficient income from state and private sources to live comfortably and particpate fully in society.

In order for this to be acheived we want to see: a reduction in pensioner poverty, reforms to state pensions and measures to ensure people can maximise private savings.

It is also important that the benefit system provides the support that people need. Below we summarise some of the key areas:

Issues relating to financial services including banks and cheques are covered in the Consumer issues section of our policy pages.

Recent publications and reports

Here are a selection of recent publications.

Chief Economist's report, 2015 (PDF 828 KB)

Briefing - Older people's attitudes to cashing in an existing pension annuity: a briefing summarising findings from polling commission by Age UK (PDF 378 KB)

Never too late: Money advice and financial capability in later life (April 2015) (PDF 837KB)

Consultation response: Creating a secondary annuity market (June 2015) (PDF, 318KB)

NEST consultation: The future of retirement (January 2015) (PDF, 415 KB)

Getting the most from the Government's private pension reforms: Age UK's 8-point plan (December 2014) (PDF 386 KB)

Dashboards and jam-jars (December 2014) (PDF 2 MB)

FCA Independent Governance Committees (Oct 2014) (PDF 123KB)

Automatic Enrolment earnings thresholds review and revision 2015/16 (Nov 2014) (PDF 99KB)

Discussion paper: Building an income for retirement: approaches to encourage more pensions saving (Sept 2014) (PDF 6MB) 

Consultation Response: Personal independence payment, indpedendent review, September 2014 (PDF 371 KB)

Age UK inquiry submission: APPG on Hunger and Food Poverty Inquiry, June 2014 (PDF 209 KB)

Ministry of Justice: Transforming the Services of the Office of the Public Guardian, December 2013 (PDF 231 KB)

Problem debt among older people, June 2013 (PDF 456 KB)

Agenda for Later Life report 2012, Policy priorities for active ageing - Chapter 3, Tackling need today, preventing poverty tomorrow (PDF 1.7 MB)

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