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    Social revolution underway as millions more over 50s keep working

    Social revolution underway as millions more over 50s keep working

    28 July, 2016 Important new Statistical Series released today to track trends in later life working Massive increase in labour force participation for over 50s since the 1980s Older women show largest employment rise while proportion age 70-74 in work has doubled Rise in female participation pre-dates increase in state pension age There is a social revolution underway, which can benefit millions of people in the UK, which is seeing increasing numbers of over 50s stay in work, continuing to…

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    My farewell blog…

    My farewell blog…

      As most readers of this blog will know by now, I have been appointed Minister for Pensions in David Cameron’s new government. Having spent so many years studying pensions, savings and retirement policy as an independent expert, I have the chance of working inside government to drive things forward.  It will certainly keep me busy and be a great new challenge. Recent years have seen sweeping changes to our pensions system, changes which have started to move pensions in…

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    Older Workers Face Discrimination and Disadvantage in the Labour Market

    Older Workers Face Discrimination and Disadvantage in the Labour Market

    11 March 2015 Overcoming barriers to later life working can boost prospects for old and young Government needs a strategy for adult skills, career reviews and must improve JobCentres Older workers are good for the economy, good for business and good for younger workers too My Business Champion for Older Workers Report, published today, explains the case for ensuring the over 50s can stay in employment if they want or need to. The Report ‘A New Vision for Older Workers…

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    Older workers are essential for economic success

    Older workers are essential for economic success

    22 February 2015 Having more over 50s in work is not a threat to younger people’s wages or employment – it is essential for economic progress Studies suggest more older people in employment improves employment and wages for the young In our ageing population, we should welcome higher employment levels for over 50s – if they shift to part-time that may depress average wages but is not a concern long-term Concerns about rising labour force participation by older workers being…

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