REPORT: A Good Retirement

Report: A Good Retirement: Public Attitudes to the Role of State and the Individual in Achieving Financial Security in Later Life

This report caught our eye recently. It’s a good read and an interesting perspective on an important subject.


This report presents the findings of research carried out by Demos over the summer of 2017, and then discusses the implications of these findings for practitioners and policy makers. Against a backdrop of social, demographic and political change, we sought to explore how the
public as a whole viewed their impending retirement – what they valued, how they thought they might pay for it, and whether they thought the state had a role to play in this. We paid particular attention to the role of care and care costs in retirement at a time where the state’s role in this
policy area has been called into question.

Read the full report