Articles, news and advice on retirement issues for SME owners and managers.


Brits plan on using their workplace pension to fund retirement

Research reveals the workplace pension will be used by half of future retirees. Half of those who are approaching retirement in the next ten years plan to use a workplace pension to fund their living, as well as 49 per cent of those who are not approaching retirement yet.


Gender savings gap leaves females financially unprepared for retirement

On International Women’s Day this Thursday, the Fawcett Society and Living Wage Foundation are set to reveal that millions of working women currently face financial insecurity. Research from Close Brothers Asset Management reveals the true extent of the gender savings gap.


Gender savings gap: Half of female workers unprepared for retirement

More than half of female employees (51 per cent) admit to feeling financially unprepared for their retirement compared to 35 per cent of male workers.


Economic uncertainty most challenging factor in saving for retirement

With 2017 offering up political and economic uncertainty for the UK, the public are struggling to save for retirement.


Retirement gap looms as pension confusion reigns among UK savers

New research highlights the retirement funding gap is such that the UK pension system is not understood by savers.

Business management

Why running a business past 70 takes planning

Adam Tavener and Ian Cass examine the areas small business owners should be looking at in regards to their retirement/business planning.


SME owners face a retirement ‘time bomb’

Many small business owners are expecting to work past well past the average retirement age of 70, or not even retire at all.


Retirement savings a distant dream for many freelancers

The government needs to do more to make freelancers more aware of their retirement saving options, a new survey reveals.


Self-employed rely on their business, not pensions, to fund retirement

Rather than saving into a pension, 630,000 self-employed people in the UK view their business as their financial lifeline, research finds.

Business management

Preparing for retirement as a small business owner

In this blog, David Cliff explores the decision to retire and the necessity of retirement planning for business owners and staff.

Employing & managing staff

Scrapping the Default Retirement Age

SmallBusiness.co.uk looks at the practical issues that will be faced by company directors when the Default Retirement Age (DRA) is binned.


Government scraps retirement age

The government has confirmed the Default Retirement Age will be phased out from April this year.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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