When I'm 64 : the ILC-UK factpack on retirement transitions

International Longevity Centre UK - ILCUK
International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK)
Publication date:
24 November 2017


ILC-Uk's 2017 Factpack explores retirement transitions and compares the experiences of today's 64 year olds with earlier generations.

Inequalities in life expectancy by local authority have been increasing whilst the growth in pensioner income has been stalling, and older people are spending an increasing number of retirement years living in poor health.

The 2017 ILC-UK Factpack, supported by FirstPort, also finds that whilst the age at which older people retire has been increasing, relatively few older people work beyond State Pension Age. Older workers contribute towards a considerable amount of the UK economy’s gig economy work. And the over 50s account for more than a quarter of all zero hours work.