Tim Ross. Pensioners have rejected suggestions that older people should go back to university to retrain for work, after the Government suggests people will be expected to work for longer before retirement.
The government has said it is important for people in their 50s and 60s to keep up to date with their skills in order to remain in employment for longer before retirement.
The state pension age will rise to 67 by 2028 and in later years will automatically increase with as people live longer.
However, Dot Gibson, general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, dismissed the idea that older workers would want to take out government loans to cover the cost of tuition fees, which can reach £27,000 for a three year degree. Read more...