Everyone thinks they know their age, but the number of times we cirlce the sun may not be the most accurate measure. James Phillips looks at emerging science and the impact on retirement policy.
British people born between 2016 and 2018 are expected to live up to 4.2 weeks longer than those born in the 2015-17 period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Mortality improvements have declined for yet another year, data from the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has revealed.
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Life expectancy in the UK saw no improvement between 2015 and 2017 as the number of people aged over 90 hit a record high, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
Soon-to-be and recent retirees significantly underestimate their longevity, expecting a lower chance of survival to old age compared to official estimates, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
This week's top stories include articles about the CMI's latest mortality projections model and its accompanying report, which show a clear trend in life expectancy.
Mortality continues to show a steady decline in improvement, well below previous estimates. Victoria Ticha explores industry's reaction to the new CMI model
Around eight in ten savers between 50- and 64-years-old have underestimated their life expectancy, potentially leaving them with a shortfall in retirement.
Life expectancy amongst affluent men is rising faster than any other group, according to analysis by the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and Club Vita.
Raj Mody says trustees and sponsors must get a handle on the issue of life expectancy assumptions.
Deficits could fall by hundreds of billions of pounds if the six-year stall in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend. However, there is a risk of taking too much notice of short-term changes, writes Stephanie Baxter.
Schemes could see huge reductions in their liabilities on a funding basis if the recent slowdown in life expectancy improvements becomes a long-term trend, according to PwC.