Over 50s

Retention of over-50s rises up employers' agenda

Employers are trying to retain older workers, with one in 10 (10%) employers introducing new schemes in the last year, according to research from insurance company Aviva.

Surge in over-60s candidates as cost of living bites

The number of over-60s registering as job candidates has surged, according to data from recruiter Randstad UK.

‘Bleak’ outlook on workforce inactivity, House of Lords report finds

Tightness in the UK labour market is set to continue, according to a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report published today (20 December).

Thousands of over 50s boosting earnings with hospitality jobs

More than 130,000 workers over 50 in hospitality are working to boost their retirement income, representing nearly a quarter (24%) of all workers of this age group in the sector.

Financial stability led older workers to leave during pandemic

The majority of workers over 50 who left employment during the second wave of the pandemic were able to do so because of a comfortable financial situation, according to data from the Office for...

Could a midlife MOT keep the over 50s in work for longer?

The over 50s have been leaving the workforce in droves since the pandemic.

Lifestyle choice driving unemployment in older workers

A rise in the number of people retiring early is the main reason for joblessness among older people in the UK.

Fulfilling older workers’ teaching ambitions could boost retention

More over-50s are leaving the workforce than at any time since records began in 1992, according to the latest ONS statistics. New research, however, suggests that helping older employees find purpose...

Is grandparental leave the next big employee perk?

Saga, the travel and insurance company for over-50s, made headlines as the first major UK employer to introduce grandparental leave and it could be a sign of how employee benefits will change over the...

Age discrimination rife in the workplace

Employers who overlook the skills of older workers will face talent shortages, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned