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Self-employed earnings at all ages

Management Today were amongst those who covered the announcement about self-employed earnings in the UK. Readers of this blog will know that both younger and older workers have typically been exhorted to set up their own businesses as a way of avoiding unemployment (or discrimination). 300 more words

In The News

UK Government appoints 'older workers' tsar: Latest stats for later life working

The Government have announced the appointment of Andy Briggs, chief executive of Aviva UK Life, as ‘Business Champion for Older Workers’ or ‘older workers tsar… 318 more words

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Working 'Til We Drop...

The British government want us to work well into our sixties in order to save money on the pensions that we have all contributed to throughout our lives. 389 more words

Points Of View

Spotlight on Switzerland: Age discrimination in mobile phone tariffs?

We generally blog about age (including instances of discrimination) in relation to work rather than services though the two are not unconnected. I think we have pointed out that if, for example, older workers can’t access mortgages to buy new homes then they are likely to have less mobility within the labour market. 182 more words

In The News

Hillary's age and health back in the headlines

We’ve blogged in the past about news coverage of Hillary Clinton’s age and health in the US presidential race, both back in 2014 and more recently in 2015 discussing the unofficial campaign hashtag  182 more words

In The News

Companies with older workers less productive

They’ve been called a “drag on productivity” in a study that examined the performance of hundreds of companies in Britain and Germany.

It found that the more over-50s a company employed the less likely it was to increase productivity over a two-year period… 218 more words


Ageism In The Workplace: A Problem? By Bob Lowry

Ageism In The Workplace: A Problem? by Bob Lowry

The interest in having a happy retirement is pretty much universal. While the bulk of my readership comes from America, Australia supplies a healthy percentage of Satisfying Retirement readers. 497 more words

Quality Of Life