The gender pay gap has been hot off the press in recent times but this article examines a different disparity between the sexes - that of pension contributions. Surprisingly, the research shows us ladies outpace our male colleagues in this regard in our professional youth, however the trend is then reversed for the remainder of our working lives, and a number of interesting suggestions as to why this might be are put forward.

More importantly the article alludes to the well-versed but rarely-addressed issue of the pension deficit that pervades this country. Many of us are simply not saving enough into our pension in order to satisfy our anticipated retirement age and lifestyle. The article corroborates our own proprietary research showing that only 24% of the relevant UK population feel financially prepared for the duration of their retirement and a further 51% were unsure if they have saved enough to fund it...