I retired this year and have savings in a Scotish Widows ISA. The problem is I only payed into a Teachers' Pension for 8 yrs and so don't have much coming in. I'm about £300 in deficit each month. Now, I am not eligible for any housing/council tax Benefits because I have savings. I'm sure lots of pensioners are in the same boat! Is there any way we can get a top up!
Is there any part-time work available?
One option, particularly when jobs are so thin on the ground and if you're over 50 they don't even consider your application is to try something yourself. Okay you may not make a mint with car boots or Ebay but it helps and something more rewarding is Bed & Breakfast.
If that is a photo of your house, it looks very suitable for Bed & Breakfast, however, get plenty of business advice before starting off as there are many pitfalls if you are not used to running your own business......good luck.
This is really a very good topic, which is vital for everyone as that day will be waiting for them. Part time jobs and future saving plans are really beneficial for people. If they have their own business than they don't need worry about pension just enjoy that days like holidays.Some options of part time jobs are available from as well. --------------------------------------Annual travel insurance