Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:51
"Being a grandparent is the most wonderful thing that happened to me"
There are 14 million grandparents in the UK - 1.5 million are aged under 50, 7 million are under 65. Being a grandparent is something that most of us are so proud and privileged of being - for many it is a time of having a child in the family without the responsibility, but with all the pleasure that we may have missed with our own children. Here we are celebrating all grandparents by sharing stories, giving practical advice on things like childcare plus information to help you help your grandchildren and much, much more.
ALL ABOUT EDUCATION AND LEARNING
Default Retirement Age Change
The Grandparents’ Association welcomes the formal end of the default retirement age this year. There had been calls from employer groups to delay these changes. From April 6th employers will no longer be able to sack staff because they are 65. Guidance is to be published today by the Department for Work and Pensions.
DWP - Older workers statistical information booklet
This DWP Report presents key data on older workers’ employment, labour market participation and developments and is based on Labour Force Survey data for United Kingdom (Quarter 2, 2010).
- Help & Information
- Tips on where to shop for bargains
Looking to buy a sturdy second hand buggy or an unusual present for your grandchild’s birthday? Grannynet has a quick guide to the best places to pick up a great deal.
OTHER BENEFITS FOR GRANDPARENTS
Low Cost Travel Insurance with 5% discount for Grandparents' Association Apply online or 0800 0665604 quoting Grandparents' Association
University Savings Plan - If you are you looking to give your grandchild the best possible start in life with help towards a university education, you can start saving early with a plan that offers tax-exempt growth and a lump sum that can help meet those escalating university costs. Apply online or call 0800 526 249 quoting Grandparents' Association.
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