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Most couples retiring over the last decade appear financially well prepared

Press release

The vast majority of couples born in the 1940s have levels of wealth that are more than sufficient to maintain their standards of living into and through retirement. This is the main finding of Retirement Sorted? The adequacy and optimality of wealth among the near-retired, new research published today by the IFS and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council.

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IFS Working Paper W14/22
This paper assesses the extent to which those who recently reached the state pension age in the UK have saved optimally for retirement.
Presentation
This presentation was delivered to delegates attending the conference, "Household Wealth Data and Public Policy", organised by IFS and Public Economics UK, which took place on 9-10 March 2015.