More people are working for longer, but employment rates still fall off rapidly from the age of 55 onwards. By the year before people reach state pension age, over half have already stopped working.
Supporting people to be in good quality work for as long they want is critical for their financial security now and into the future, as well as a vital opportunity to help them manage their health and improve their wellbeing.
Our aim is for more people aged 50 and over to be in fulfilling work by:
Age-friendly employers: Improving workplace practices to help people remain in work for as long as they want
Worklessness – employment support: Improving support for people seeking to return to work