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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:

What the budget means for UK retirees

Published May 2014 8614 views | 4.1 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 355 views | 4 average rating

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 1019 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 1040 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 900 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

Mounting expenses leave over-55s paying an extra month’s worth of bills – despite growing incomes

Published January 2014 1359 views

Our latest Real Retirement research is a real mixed bag, reflecting people’s thoughts about retirement today. … Read more about Mounting expenses leave over-55s paying an extra month’s worth of bills – despite growing incomes

A message for our customers

Published December 2013 1750 views | 2.4 average rating

You may have seen recent articles in the press, we wanted to offer you some reassurance. … Read more about A message for our customers

The financial wisdom of the retired

Published October 2013 1192 views | 2 average rating

Our autumn 2013 Real Retirement report reveals the financial wisdom of the retired, looking at their regrets and career choices, and asking what the ingredients of a happy retirement are.… Read more about The financial wisdom of the retired

The changing shape of inheritance

Published May 2013 1507 views | 1 average rating

The passing of wealth from generation to generation is a time-honoured tradition, but one that is threatened by current financial and social pressures. For many over-55s, funding retirement and long-term care is becoming increasingly difficult...… Read more about The changing shape of inheritance

Three simple steps to a better retirement income

Published March 2013 7796 views | 4 average rating

Read about the three things you should do before you buy an annuity…… Read more about Three simple steps to a better retirement income

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