Reports from the Saga Charitable Foundation

The Saga Charitable Foundation produces a number of reports to inform public policy debate about how the lives of Britain's 21million over 50s are developing and how public policy impacts on their circumstances.

TheSaga Quarterly Reports combine hard factual statistics from official data sources, analysed by respected economic experts, with our own exclusive survey of more than 10,000 people aged 50 and over. The Quarterly Reports seek to highlight the well-being of people over 50 by tracking changes in their lifestyle criteria, incorporating happiness, health, standard of living, finances work and leisure.

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Quarter Four 2012     The last Quarterly Report of 2012 shows a slight setback in measures of wellbeing for many older people suggesting that the Olympics bounce seen in the third quarter is fading Download
Quarter Three 2012 The third 2012 Quarterly Report shows that the summer's celebrations lifted the spririts of Britain's 21 million over 50s who reported significant improvements to their living standards, health and happiness compared with the previous quarter Download
Impact of Fiscal and Monetary Policy Report This report examines the impact that Fiscal and Monetary Policy has on the UK pensioners Download
Impact of QE on pensions, consumption and GDP Saga's report on the impact of Quantitative Easing on incomes of the over 50s and potential implications for consumption and GDP Download

Quarter Two 2012

The second quarter of 2012 revealed that despite results falling to their lowest levels in all measures prior to the Queen's Jubilee - the celebrations have had a positive effect on the outlook of the over 50s. Download

Quarter One 2012

The first of the 2012 Quarterly Reports has shown some improvement in the financial circumstances of older generations in the past few months and that they are happier as a result.


Quarter Four 2011

After a turbulent year, the Saga Quality of Life Index (QOLI) finally shows signs of stabilising. In its latest Quarterly Report, the Saga QOLI index remains steady on the previous quarter, albeit still firmly in negative territory. Download
Quarter Three 2011  The third of the Saga Quarterly Reports shows that the overall Quality of Life index has fallen as a result of high inflation as over 50s grapple to control the increasing cost of living.  Download 
Quarter Two 2011  Saga's second quarterly report reveals that whilst living standards are notably worse this quarter, over 50s report a minor improvement to their health and resilience. Download 
Employer's Retirement Guide Saga's guide for employers explaining the impact of the Default Retirement Age and the changes this makes to employee rights Download
Employee Retirement Guide  Saga's guide for employees explaining the impact and their rights as a result of the abolition of the Default Retirement Age Download
Quarter One 2011  The first of Saga's Quarterly Reports sadly reveals that people over 50 have been struggling in the past year as their quality of life has deteriorated.  Download 

Reports from the Saga Charitable Foundation