I presented a paper last week at the Child and Family Law Quarterly Seminar, entitled ‘UK Pension Reform: Implications for Family Law’. It meant looking up the latest stats, as well as collating some of our research on poverty in later life, and thinking about where we have got to on this issue, which affects … Continue reading
A lot of people are wondering how the government has arrived at the figure of £140 a week for the proposed new state pension. The justification I have heard (from a number of sources) for the apparently thumb-sucked figure is to ensure it is just above the Guarantee Credit ‘poverty line’, which is currently £137.35 … Continue reading
Almost a million older people are materially and socially deprived on four or more essential items. Surely as a society we can do better.