The disgusting way in which we as a nation treat our pensioners seldom ceases to amaze me.
Research released by Key Retirement Solutions Group, a firm specialising in equity release schemes, found that 17 percent of pensioner households were receiving income from earnings in the financial year 2007-08, compared to 12 percent in 1997-98.
The figures also showed the proportion of pensioner couples supplementing their income through work had increased from 22 percent to 29 percent over the same period.
The announcement came on the heels of official figures which showed that British pensions are the worst in the developed world. A report from the Office for National Statistics showed that pensioners living solely on state benefits receive less than a third of the income of average workers, and put the UK at the bottom of a league table of 17 leading industrialised countries.
The original article is, “Britain’s Shame: 1.4 Million OAPs Forced out of Retirement to Make Ends Meet”.
I am sick and tired of seeing again and again that Great Britain is at the bottom of league tables in the western world when it comes to provision for our pensioners.