Approaching your retirement, there are a number of options for you to consider if you don't want to retire from working life completely. This page provides you with a selection of books, articles and links to help you explore and evaluate your options.
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The good retirement guide
Allan Esler Smith (32nd ed. Kogan Page, 2018)
Provides information, suggestions and advice on a broad range of subjects to help you enjoy your retirement to the full. Chapters include health, property, investment, leisure, paid work, voluntary work, pensions and tax.
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Ease away from work
Offers advice to those looking to ease into retirement by continuing to work on a part-time basis.
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Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on preparing for and managing your retirement.
Search the ICAEW volunteering website for current volunteering opportunities.
The voluntary services organisation website with information on how to volunteer and the opportunities available for qualified professionals. Volunteer placements are available for overseas jobs.
Accounting for International Development (AfID)
Voluntary organisation which offers qualified accountants the opportunity to use their professional skills during voluntary international placements. Assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months form part of an ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity and long-term sustainability of non-profit organisations around the world.
Reach is a skilled volunteering charity which matches qualified professionals with suitable voluntary opportunities that will utilise their career skills. The site includes information on how to become a Reach volunteer. You need to register to see a list of volunteer opportunities available. The charity also runs TrusteeWorks which helps skilled professionals to find challenging and rewarding trustee opportunities.
Volunteering in retirement
A 2005 report by Justin Davis Smith and Pat Gray of the Institute for Volunteering Research, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report examines the role of retired volunteers in our aging society.
Deferring your State Pension
Information from Gov.uk with guidance on the options available and how to defer.
Looking for work
This section on the Age UK website brings together useful advice on finding work and volunteering opportunities as well as starting your own business and CV writing for over 50s.
Flexible Working: giving up the 9 to 5 doesn’t mean stopping work
Blog post by Baroness Altmann on flexible working and its benefits for both older people and employers. Published on 30 June 2016 by the Department for Work and Pensions.
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