Christmas I’m So Lucky But Not Everybody Is

I’m so lucky that over the Christmas period I will be surrounded by love and warmth from my family that you simply can’t put a price on. There is really nothing unusual about this because for many millions of families it will be the same scene in homes all over the world. However, for many they won’t be surrounded by a loving family. There will be many lonely people this Christmas Day and it will feel just like another day. Loneliness on Christmas Day is something which I’m no stranger to. I have spent Christmas day alone on a couple… [Read More]

The Effects of the Ageing Population

The average age of the population of the UK reached 40 for the first time in 2015 and there are more than 10 million people aged over 60, with that projected to almost double over the next 30 years. This is dramatic demographic change to the population comes with a raft of problems but also opportunities as well. Pensions With up to 30% of the population eligible to claim a pension, either from the state or from a private pension scheme and the life expectancy after retirement rising, pensions are becoming a hot button issue. The government has raised the… [Read More]