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No stereotypes in job ads please!

Recent research has shown that older jobseekers found younger-age stereotypes reflected in job advertisements 'off-putting' and made them reluctant to apply for the role.

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Money

The over 50s need more support to plan for their financial future

Recent research by the IFS found that 5% of over 50s have decided to retire sooner than they originally planned, which risks financial insecurity in the future.

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Housing

Half of over 50s who want home renovations are ‘unable to afford’ them

One in five 50-70 year olds say their main motivation for doing renovations is to make their home easier to live in.

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Office

Building menopause-friendly workplaces

The menopause affects half of all workers. And yet the majority of current employer’s menopause policies are non-existent or sorely lacking.

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Woman at home

Let’s talk about the menopause

Too many workplaces continue to be unsupportive and alienating to women experiencing the menopause. More needs to be done.

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Female worker

What happens when we stop relying on women’s unpaid work?

A recent report from King's College London identified the staggering costs older women workers face when it comes to providing care for older relatives, prompting the question: why is this not a shared responsibility between both men and women?

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Homes

How can we cut our carbon emissions and make England’s homes fit for purpose?

The poor quality of England’s homes is a threat to our nation's health and our commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But while the government is slow to act, regional and smaller-scale initiatives are leading by example.

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