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Welcome to 50+ Works, a good practice guide for providers supporting 50+ jobseekers.

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Mar 2015

Attitudes of Employers to Fuller Working Lives
Read this DWP survey of employer attitudes to employing older workers, commissioned as part of its Fuller Working Lives action plan aimed at making the business case for later life working. A total of 689 business decision makers in private sector businesses of all sizes were polled to explore their organisation’s policies and practices around later life working. 

Feb 2015

Attitudes of the over 50s to Fuller Working Lives
This research, commissioned by the DWP, explores the attitudes of those who are currently employed, self-employed, and unemployed to later life working and retirement. It also explores the attitudes and reflections of those who are currently retired to the circumstances surrounding retirement and later life working.

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About this guide

Our focus is on the 50+ jobseeker because the success rate of back to work support with this age group has not been as good as with other ages.

Of course, this is not always the case. There are success stories where helpful support has made the difference to someone's life.

This is where you come in. It is why your job is so important.


This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.

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