One in five workers aged 65-plus tried to retire but changed their minds, study shows

Nearly one in five workers aged over 65 have attempted to retire but then taken up another job, new research reveals.
The reasons offered by people for reversing retirement plans were to top up their income and a desire to get back into a routine.
But research by the Post Office also shows older people also attach great importance to work, with 58 per cent believing it is linked to status in society and how they are perceived by others. A similar number of over-50s it surveyed think work gives people a 'sense of purpose'.
Retirement reversal: Nearly one in five workers aged over-65 tried to retire but changed their plans, new research found
Retirement reversal: Nearly one in five workers aged over-65 tried to retire but changed their plans, new research found
The number of people who are over retirement age but still working has doubled to nearly 1.2million since the early 1990s, according to official statistics. One in 10 over-65s are currently employed.
The Post Office study found many older people believe the traditional idea of retirement, where someone gives up work for good in one leap, no longer exists.
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