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The Elephant in the Room

I was recently a guest at a STEMX award ceremony (they are the folks who encourage young people into careers in science and technology). It was an inspiring venue with the awards being presented by local dignitaries, resplendent in their chains of office. The messages too were upbeat and encouraging – you’re wanted, you’re needed […]

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Your Real Retirement Age

For over a century age 65 was considered the ‘normal’ state retirement age. It is only recently that governments around the world have dared to even contemplate an increase. But why 65 and why the pressing need to change? Bismark gave the world the first State Pension in the 1880s and he selected 65 as […]

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