According to a survey published in April by Just Group and conducted by Opinium, of 1,043 UK retired and semi-retired adults aged 55 and over that had retired early, 47% stopped working earlier than they had planned.
It is not clear if the coronavirus has played a part in the pension decision making process.
The survey results show the main reasons why the decision to retire earlier than expected was made:
We have to say covid-19 and lockdown has changed our own views on career, life and what makes us happy and we assume it has been the same for the public as a whole. That said, figures are still not strong enough to link coronavirus to early retirement and lifestyle changes.