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News and reports

If you want to know all the latest news about retirement, you’re in exactly the right place. We’ll add links to recent developments that may affect your retirement, so keep checking back to find out what’s happening. In fact you may want to bookmark this page.

Retirement Reports

Every quarter, we publish an Aviva Retirement Report, which gives a revealing snapshot into the fears and worries of people aged 55 and over. Here's a summary of each of the reports so far:

Equity release... time to take another look?

Published August 2014 71 views

Our latest research has found that 39% of over-55s recognise that releasing money from the value of their home might be something that could benefit them.… Read more about Equity release... time to take another look?

Bringing the pension reforms a step closer

Published July 2014 964 views | 3.4 average rating

Some key points from the Treasury's consultations… Read more about Bringing the pension reforms a step closer

How much adds up to a good retirement?

Published June 2014 235 views

Research shows that, on average, around £15,000 a year is needed to fund holidays, motoring and hobbies in retirement...… Read more about How much adds up to a good retirement?

‘My Retirement Planner’ – a simple tool to help you gather your thoughts

Published June 2014 190 views

‘My Retirement Planner’ is a new online tool we’ve developed to help you get your thoughts together.… Read more about ‘My Retirement Planner’ – a simple tool to help you gather your thoughts

Retirement finances... the last taboo?

Published May 2014 2043 views | 2.9 average rating

Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report suggests we’re reluctant to talk things over with the family when it comes to our aspirations for when we’ve finished work. … Read more about Retirement finances... the last taboo?

What the budget means for UK retirees

Published May 2014 7463 views | 4.2 average rating

The 2014 budget brought some major changes for people approaching retirement. Radical reforms will give people more freedom over how they take their pension fund. … Read more about What the budget means for UK retirees

Why we must tackle Britain's retirement savings inertia

Published April 2014 258 views

If someone told you today that you were going to live to 150, how would you feel?… Read more about Why we must tackle Britain's retirement savings inertia

New research shows that people are feeling positive about the budget changes

Published April 2014 869 views | 4 average rating

We’ve recently conducted some research to understand how people are feeling about the budget. The government announced it planned to give people more freedom in how they take their retirement savings...… Read more about New research shows that people are feeling positive about the budget changes

Budget 2014: Aviva update on HMRC announcement

Published April 2014 813 views | 3.4 average rating

The government announced major changes to the rules for taking private pensions in the Budget on 19 March 2014. … Read more about Budget 2014: Aviva update on HMRC announcement

Guarantee what happens to your nest egg

Published February 2014 763 views

You work your whole life to build up a nest egg for retirement. If you cash it in to buy an annuity, you get a guaranteed income for life but you risk getting back less than you put in. … Read more about Guarantee what happens to your nest egg

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