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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:

The UK’s grey volunteer army

Published December 2012 6533 views | 4.3 average rating

The winter Real Retirement report looks at how people spend their time once they finish full-time work. … Read more about The UK’s grey volunteer army

Retirement seminar November '12

Published November 2012 6373 views | 4 average rating

If you have questions about preparing for retirement, you may find our latest retirement seminar useful. … Read more about Retirement seminar November '12

The role of employers in the gateway to retirement

Published July 2012 7286 views | 3.4 average rating

In the latest issue, we look at the transition between employment and retirement. … Read more about The role of employers in the gateway to retirement

The age of generosity - the cost of supporting family and friends

Published March 2012 7598 views | 3.3 average rating

The latest Real Retirement report highlights how much support over-55s are offering their family and friends… Read more about The age of generosity - the cost of supporting family and friends

2011 an annus horribilis for over-55s

Published December 2011 7285 views | 3.7 average rating

Despite a quarter on quarter rise in income and savings, the UK's over-55s are now significantly poorer than they were 12 months ago… Read more about 2011 an annus horribilis for over-55s

Long-term care – the funding conundrum

Published September 2011 7126 views

With the publication of July's Dilnot report into long-term care costs, the question of who should fund long-term care has been put firmly in the spotlight… Read more about Long-term care – the funding conundrum

Spotlight on unemployment and retirement

Published July 2011 6593 views | 4 average rating

The latest report takes a closer look at how the financial climate has impacted on the crucial 'wealth building years' immediately prior to giving up work - turning the spotlight on unemployment and retirement.… Read more about Spotlight on unemployment and retirement

An unexpected hurdle in the run-up to retirement

Published June 2011 6016 views

A surprising number of people face unexpected changes in their career in the run up to retirement.… Read more about An unexpected hurdle in the run-up to retirement

Past 12 months tough for over 55s

Published March 2011 5963 views

The latest Real Retirement report shows that the rising cost of living has resulted in a tough 12 months for the over 55s… Read more about Past 12 months tough for over 55s

End to default retirement age could see rise of "downshifting"

Published December 2010 6116 views | 3 average rating

We've been tracking the concerns of the over-55s for more than two years now, through our Real Retirement Report… Read more about End to default retirement age could see rise of "downshifting"

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