NEARLY three-quarters of people are considering continuing working once they have officially retired, with many doing so to supplement their pension, a survey showed today.
About 71% of people thought they would continue working once they were drawing their pension, rising to 73% among those aged between 55 and 64, according to friendly society Liverpool Victoria.
Just over half of people approaching retirement said they would continue working to provide themselves with extra income, although 52% also said they would do it for interest or enjoyment.
Other reasons for continuing to work included having more money to spend on holidays and travelling, accumulating money to leave behind as an inheritance, and putting money aside to pay for long-term care.
Even among people whose retirement is at least 30 years away, 48% think they will work past 65.
A spokesman for Liverpool Victoria said: "This suggests the message about the need for adequate pension provision is getting through and workers of all ages are thinking about how they can ensure a better quality of life post-retirement."