AFTER a lifetime of work and years spent looking forward to a comfortable retirement, a new report shows that a very different reality awaits people in the South West, who will face a choice between working well into old age, or surviving on just £15.94 per day.

A 12 month research project into the UK’s savings and debt habits has unmasked the true scale of the crisis that is developing in UK society today, where millions of people face a future of poverty and State-dependency in retirement, if indeed they are ever able to retire.

The ‘Tackling the Savings Gap’ project by financial services firm True Potential was launched in August 2013 to examine the true state of the UK’s personal savings and debt habits., as well as preparations that individuals are making for their own retirements.