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NU probe shows retired people see new lease of working life as IFAs

One in five retired people are returning to work, including retraining as IFAs, according to research commissioned by Norwich Union.

Its survey of 777 people over the age of 50 in October found that two-thirds were opposed to a compulsory retirement age and more than half had no problems in finding work.

Bernard Tutte retired five years ago at the age of 54 after 30 years working for Sun Life.

He says he became bored and did not want to spend his retirement pottering around in his shed. He says: “Initially, I was happy playing golf but there is only so much golf a man can play.”

He took up a friend&#39s suggestion and became an IFA and now works for Planning and Investment in Basingstoke.

Barry Knight retired as managing director for Dupont in June but says he did not want to sit at home doing nothing. He is now retraining as an IFA.

Norwich Union press officer Ian Begg says: “Of those who have chosen to go back to some form of work, most have done so out of choice rather than necessity. It will be interesting to see whether those retiring 30 years from now find themselves in the same position.”

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