New figures revealing a record number of older workers in employment, show that employers see the positive value in employing older staff, Pensions Minister Steve Webb said.
According to the figures, almost nine million people over the age of 50 are now in work. Mr Webb said:
Retaining older workers benefits the whole firm, including younger workers who can learn from the experience and skills of their older colleagues.
We want to build a stronger economy, and older workers have a vital contribution to make to our long-term prosperity and the sustainability of our pension system, as well as their own financial and social well-being.