County’s a haven for re­tire­ment

South Bucks the most pop­u­lar place for se­nior man­agers to live out lives

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

SOUTH Bucks is the most pop­u­lar part of the coun­try for for­mer se­nior mangers to re­tire to, ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures.

Re­search from fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­pany Pru­den­tial has shown that nearly 14 per cent of all re­tirees hav­ing pre­vi­ously held a se­nior man­age­ment po­si­tion will head to South Bucks when they stop work­ing.

The area’s links to Lon­don, while also be­ing in a more ru­ral area, are cited as rea­sons for the area be­ing so at­trac­tive to peo­ple who have stopped work­ing.

Peter Rogers, of the Bea­cons­field Probus club, an or­gan­i­sa­tion for re­tired pro­fes­sion­als, said: “I to­tally agree with these fig­ures.

“I think that the fact Lon­don is so close is im­por­tant for peo­ple who have re­tired be­cause they still have a lot of links there.

“Aside from that, it’s a great place to live if you’ve stopped work­ing.

“There is so much to do here and there are also lots of groups and or­gan­i­sa­tions to join if you are re­tired.

“You are sur­rounded by lots of peo­ple who are in the same po­si­tion that you are, so that’s another rea­son why peo­ple choose to come here.

“It is very easy to stay ac­tive here, which is what you want when you have stopped work­ing.”

Pru­den­tial bosses said that its re­search showed peo­ple wanted to re­main rel­a­tively close to the area where they had worked when they re­tire.

Stan Rus­sel, the com­pany’s in­come ex­pert, said: “The trend seems to be that many peo­ple are re­tir­ing close to where they have spent their work­ing lives.

“Up­ping sticks and mov­ing home when the time comes to give up work is an ex­pen­sive busi­ness and for many re­tirees the costs may be just too pro­hib­i­tive.”

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