Age in the Workplace – Research from Business in the Community 

Retain, Retrain, Recruit – Creating workplaces that work for an ageing workforce

Currently, 1 million older people aged over 50 who have been forced out of work involuntarily, through redundancy, ill health or compulsory retirement want to work. If just half of these were to move into employment GDP would increase by up to £88 billion a year.

This report, Age in the Workplace, which is supported by the Centre for Ageing Better, advises employers on how to implement practical changes to create age friendly workplaces, bringing benefits to individuals, to businesses, and to the UK economy.

Andy Briggs, CEO, Aviva UK & Ireland Life and Chair of the Business in the Community Age at Work Leadership Team said, “The UK has an ageing population and therefore an ageing workforce.  This shift in demographics needs to be harnessed by business, not feared, because there are real advantages to any business in having a diverse and representative workforce.”

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