Employers play an important role in changing retirement behaviour
05 October 2012
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) funded research at the University has highlighted the key role played by employers in influencing people’s decisions over retirement and extending working life.
Whether through choice, diminished health, or in response to employer policies, a significant proportion of people leave the labour market early. The DWP is committed to encouraging people to work for longer and save for later life.
Following a review of public attitudes, the researchers found a significant proportion of people show an interest in extending their working lives, particularly if this embodies choice and flexibility over hours worked, in particular the opportunity for reduced hours, part-time work or phased retirement.