Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
04 March 2013 09:48
Working pensioners are more likely to be self-employed than the rest of the working population
Self-employment is much more common among working pensioners than the rest of the population, new research has revealed. Almost one in three working pensioners are self-employed while the same is true for just 13.5% of the rest of the working population, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.
And for the first time ever, the statistics revealed that a higher proportion of male (12.2%) than female (11.6%) pensioners undertake paid work. The ONS also suggested that working male pensioners tend to be in more senior roles than female pensioners and the respective types of job also tend to differ. While men are said to be typically in professional occupations, skilled trades or positions such as managers, directors and senior officials, the most common jobs for women were elementary occupations, such as cleaners, administrative positions and work within the professional occupations.
There may be myriad reasons for self-employment being significantly more common among pensioners as a whole than the rest of the population. But whatever the underlying factors, perhaps self-employment gives pensioners that much-needed flexibility when it comes to meeting family commitments or taking holidays - which means they can make optimum use of their seniors'
travel insurance cover to enjoy a full and varied retirement.
27 May 2016
British tourists are being warned they may struggle to get the Spanish or Portuguese summer holiday of their choice unless they act now.
26 May 2016
Weight-loss surgery should be recognised as a normal procedure in the war against type-2 diabetes, international experts are claiming.
25 May 2016
Holiday-loving youngsters are being warned about the dangers of venturing abroad without travel insurance.
24 May 2016
Holidays are being offered as incentives for children to do well in their exams, a new survey shows.
21 May 2016
Gatwick has offered holidaymakers a glimpse into its past, by releasing a series of images to mark a new milestone.
20 May 2016
Holidaymakers are gearing up for the launch of the largest cruise ship in the world.
19 May 2016
More and more travellers look set to fly with Ryanair after the Irish carrier announced a near-£1 billion expansion plan involving 450 new British jobs.
18 May 2016
Motoring football fans holidaying in France this summer are being warned: it's a different ball game out there.
17 May 2016
Many people are scared to visit their family doctor with signs of dementia, a new study suggests.
14 May 2016
Holidaymakers will be able to fly from Bournemouth to Krakow from this autumn.
13 May 2016
Holidaymakers will soon be able to travel from central London to London Luton Airport in under half-an-hour, thanks to a new rail connection.
12 May 2016
Holidaymakers might not be able to fly out of Heathrow at night, under the airport's new plans to clean up its environmental act.