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Older viewers want new approach to BBC funding

25 January 2016, 00:00
Responding to reports that the BBC may be planning to ask over 75s to contribute towards their BBC licence fee, Paul Green, director of communications for retirement specialists Saga commented:

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey on Saga’s 17-night Grand Tour of China

25 January 2016, 00:00
* See the Terracotta Warriors
* Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Yangtze
* Explore Beijing and Shanghai
* Visit the Great Wall
* Jump on a bullet train and visit the panda breeding centre in Chengdu

Over 50s contribute more than 6 trillion to the UK economy

22 January 2016, 00:00
• Over 50s wealth equivalent to £6.2 trillion – almost 70% of the amount held by UK households
• Pension and property wealth up by £660bn since 2011
• As MPs study ‘inter-generational fairness’, Saga Investment Services says that ‘the savings culture of the over 50s is vital to the UK economy and in stimulating growth’

Discover the Jurassic Coast on a stay in luxurious Sandbanks

21 January 2016, 00:00
• Deal of the Week – Book by 29 January, 2016 and save £30 per person
• 4 nights £269 half board at the Sandbanks Hotel, Dorset on the 20th March 2016

Dance with the stars!

21 January 2016, 00:00
Learn to dance with some of Strictly’s dancers including current stars Kevin and Karen Clifton and former star Robin Windsor on Saga Sapphire’s all inclusive Mediterranean Odyssey cruise

• First Time Cruisers receive up to £400 discount*

Saga Inflation Report shows costs over the long term still higher for older consumers

20 January 2016, 00:00
Saga's latest inflation figures show that over the long terms costs for older consumers remains consistently higher than the population as a whole.

Over 50s turn to pension freedoms to pay off mortgage

20 January 2016, 00:00
• One in seven people in their 70s still have a mortgage
• Almost two million have an interest only mortgage they intended to pay off with an endowment policy, which is now going to leave them short
• One in 14 have no idea how they are going to meet the shortfall
• One in four think they will have to sell their home to clear their debt

Lifting the Bonnet on the Vroom Generation

19 January 2016, 00:00
• Over 50s account for almost half of all motoring spend*
• Motoring cost significantly affect driving habits and social activities

Discover the magic of Colonial Malaysia: Hill stations, elephants and orangutans

18 January 2016, 00:00
Visit the National Elephant Conservation Centre in Kuala Gandah
Enjoy three nights at the 5Q Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang
Tour tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands
Take a boat to Orang-Utan Island

Golden night for Titan and Saga at the Travel Industry Globes

15 January 2016, 00:00
•Saga Cruises - Favourite Ocean Cruise Company
•Saga Holidays - Favourite Escorted Tours Operator and Favourite Long-Haul Operator
•Titan - Best Mainstream Touring Company

Motorists misery with poorly maintained roads

13 January 2016, 00:00
• Seven out of ten over 50s say the roads are in a bad state
• Around eight out of ten think road maintenance has got worse

Saga comments on damning DWP report

11 January 2016, 00:00
"It is simply untenable that those approaching retirement can be given inaccurate information about their pensions." said Saga's director of communications Paul Green.

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Lisa Harris

Head of Communications

01303 774716


Angela Clifton

Deputy Head of Communications

01303 776504


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