Perhaps the answer is for all of us OAPs to spend everything on high living (such as a salary of £250k pa would allow) and then ask the likes of Mr Bean to support us in the manner to which we have become accustomed. ;-)
Yes but 'pensioners' and 'retired' are two different things, which your first link demonstrates.... it refers to working pensioners.
I retired at 55 but it was not 'savings' in the accepted sense that allowed me to do this. I became a retired pensioner and my world is good. If I had to rely on savings though it would not be. Very few people (in fact none that I know) have suffient savings to make any real difference to anything.