Don’t go blind through ignorance

While ageing and family history are the most significant factors in deteriorating eyesight, there are steps you can take to help minimise their effects, writes Judy Hobson

Taking care at home and away

Even though more than 80 per cent of us fear losing our sight more than any other of the senses, 20 per cent have not had an eye examination in five years. But, in addition to eye tests, there are daily precautions we can take to protect our eyes and keep them fit and healthy, as Yvonne Gordon discovers

Paying a high price for ageing

With an ageing population and too few people saving enough for their retirement, Britain faces a widening pensions’ gap and pensioner poverty, as Pádraig Floyd reports

Saving for the autumn years is government goal

From October, up to eight million people will be saving in workplace pensions for the first time. Stephanie Hawthorne explains the thinking behind government reforms

It’s a wrap but not the end game

New ways of engaging employees in saving for their retirement could help plug Britain's pensions gap, as Clare Gascoigne reports

Defining pension schemes on the road to retirement

Tough challenges face the UK pensions industry as investment funds shrink and contributions are squeezed. Nick Martindale looks at the range of pension plans on offer

Lessons from Down Under

Australia's experience of trail-blazing auto-enrolment with defined contribution pensions should act as an example for the UK, writes Peter Archer