UK gov't urged to 'Kickstart' pensions support for older workers

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As the UK state pension age rises to 66, the British government is being urged by a leading think-tank to develop a 'Kickstart'-style employment support initiative targeting older workers. This month's increase in the state pension age to 66 will mean many people need to work longer, yet covid-19 has heavily hit employment rates of older as well as younger workers. The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC), the UK's specialist think-tank on the impact of longevity on society, has urged the chancellor of the exchequer to introduce a scheme akin to Kickstart, but focussed on the needs...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.