Tag: Ageing workforce

Paul Avis: Right product, right time?

From April 2017, applicants for Employment and Support Allowance who are assessed as unfit for work but capable of work-related activity will receive a reduced State benefit, equivalent to Jobseeker’s Allowance. The value will fall from £5,312 to £3,801 per year. Can anyone really live on this?

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Anxious employers fret over retirement planning

Employer concern is growing about the number of older workers who are planning to delay retirement due to sparse pension pots. A survey conducted by the professional services firm, Towers Watson, also uncovered employer concern about whether enough is being done to prepare an aging workforce for retirement.

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Labour market failing older workers

Businesses are missing out on valuable skills and experience from a failing labour market not recognising older workers ambition and potential, warns academics from Newcastle University.

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Bust the myths of ageing for greater employee wellbeing

Research reveals that the effects of neglecting activities that could improve health can have a significant impact on our quality of life in later years, “with dementia and diabetes just two examples of diseases that are potential outcomes of unhealthy lifestyles,” according to Richard Adams, chief nurse at Bupa UK.

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