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Government announces more support for older people in work

A series of measures to support workers over the age of 55 has been announced by the Government, who say helping older people in work could boost the economy by billions.

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Govt employment schemes 'should be for the young'

Taxpayer funded employment schemes "should be for young people", as they need more help and the cost of youth unemployment to the economy is "something like £15bn", the head of the National Youth Agency said.

Chief Executive Fiona Blacke told Good Morning Britain "the economic argument" was stronger for focusing Government resources on combating youth unemployment than it was on supporting over 55s already in work.

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