Abrdn have surveyed 2,000 of Brits and the results show that instead of retiring, many of us are considering part-time work with two-thirds (66%) planning to remain in some form of employment in 2022 compared to 56% in 2021 and 34% in 2020.
“Flexi-retirement” will now see a quarter (24%) of those surveyed planning to work part-time, whereas one in six (15%) will continue to work for their own business, and just over one in ten (12%) plan to launch a new business.
31% of those surveyed said they are considering a flexi-retirement lifestyle because they will rely on the income, and 32% said it would keep them busy. The research found that only a quarter (25%) of this year’s retirees feel very confident they have saved enough to fund their retirement – compared to nearly a third (30%) of 2021 respondents.
Abrdn commented that gone are the days when everyone had a set date or a set age from which they would never work again due to the impact of rising inflation on retirement income.
Only one-third had taken any financial advice however, and just a quarter were aware of the potential tax implications around dipping into pensions while still working.