Older people will no longer be thrown on the employment scrapheap once they hit their fifties, under new plans introduced by ministers today.
The government is announcing new help to get older people who have lost their jobs back into work, by encouraging companies to take on the over-fifties. They are also explaining the benefits of continuing to contribute to your state pension pot to ensure more security in older age.
We chat to David Randall who set up his own company, Heritage Glass in Shrewsbury, at 60 after deciding he was too young to retire. He said: "I am now 74 years old and still going strong, so together with the younger members of the team we are fortunate to have a great deal and variety of experience throughout the company."