Flexi-retirement trend emerges as two-thirds plan to keep working - research

Rising cost of living

Jenna Brown
clock • 2 min read

Two-thirds of people due to retire in 2022 intend to keep working in some form to help combat the cost of living crisis or simply to keep busy, according to research from abrdn.

The provider said part-time work or entering the gig economy were potential earners for people who intend to retire this year. It said two thirds (66%) of people retiring in 2022 planned to remain employed in some form compared to 56% in 2021 and 34% in 2020. The data comes from abrdn's Class of 2022 report which surveyed 2,000 people across the country to determine how they will spend their time and money in retirement. Flexible friend The research found a quarter (24%) of the Class of 2022 will go part-time with either the same job or a new one, one in six (15%) will continue to ...

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