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Women and Retirement Report 2017: Retirement independence

Every year, as part of its annual Women and Retirement Report, Scottish Widows conducts research to assess the unique challenges facing women as they prepare for retirement. Women are struggling to save for retirement for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are more likely than men to miss out on automatic enrolment contributions because they typically earn less, and will also lose out on contributions if they take time out of work to care for children. Secondly, our research also suggests women are less likely to have considered their savings options or their pension rights during a divorce. In the 13th annual Women and Retirement report, we’ve examined these issues in more depth.

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Here are some of our key findings:

Comparative value of pensions vs other assets discussed in divorce A lack of general knowledge about pension-related legalities could be contributing to women's reirement saving woes after divorce.

Read our report for the latest insights and to see how you compare.