Half of workers plan part-time employment in 'retirement'

‘No desire to retire’

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More than half of people say they plan to work at least part-time during their retirement with the average worker planning to leave their primary job aged 66, according to research.

Fidelity International said 52% of people planned to continue working after their retirement. Some 45% of people surveyed said they expected to work into their 70s. The provider said continued improvements in life expectancy meant working patterns would definitely change. It said recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that the proportion of those aged over 70 in full- or part-time employment had doubled in the past decade. Fidelity International director for workplace investing Maike Currie said: "Today's so-called retirees are healthier, living longer, ...

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