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End of furlough likely to be particularly tough for older workers

A new report by the IFS is warning that the number of older jobseekers is set to increase once the furlough scheme is wound down after the summer.

  • Work
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Older worker

6 new things you need to know about older workers

Research from the IFS, funded by the Centre for Ageing Better, has found that employees over the age of 65 were 40% more likely to have been on furlough than those in their 40s.

  • Work
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We need to prioritise making local areas great places to grow old in

Councils are at the heart of supporting local communities and people to thrive. Given the population age shift, all local authorities should commit to becoming Age-friendly Communities and make their areas better places to grow old in.

  • Communities
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Toddler and grandparent

Five million people approaching retirement at risk of not having 'adequate’ pension income

A new report from the Pensions Policy Institute sponsored by the Centre for Ageing Better warns that a growing number of people are at risk of being unable to afford a decent standard of living after retirement.

  • Ageing in society
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Ageing advertising

Is the advertising industry anti-ageing?

Age-inclusive advertising would benefit both older consumers and advertisers, but the industry is failing to realistically represent an important demographic.

  • Ageing in society
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u3a members unite with Ageing Better to challenge ageism

A new survey shows nearly 40% of u3a members have heard ageist language directed towards their age group and 63% of members had heard their age group described as ‘frail’.

  • Ageing in society
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Good Home Inquiry

'Levelling-up' without leaving people behind means improving our homes

The government’s aim for net zero emission is by 2050, but many local authorities are hoping to achieve this goal sooner. What both agree is that our homes are one of our biggest carbon contributors.

  • Housing