Over 65s choosing to work past retirement

Almost eight in 10 over 65s work because they want to, not because they need to, inverting the work-life balance, research shows.

A survey by Hanover Housing Association shows that while most working people yearn for more free time, many retired people work to give their lives more balance, benefiting from the mental and physical stimulation offered by work.

Nearly four out of five over 65s choose to work during retirement, and three-quarters of those believe they will continue to do so in later life.

The survey comes weeks after exclusive Personnel Today research revealed that almost all HR respondents admit they do not want to employ people over 65, while nearly all see age discrimination as rife among UK companies. A quarter believe that discrimination extends to their own organisation


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