DWP publishes Employer Attitudes to Fuller Working Lives

The opportunity to work part-time is the most common way for employers to support later life working according to new research by DWP. A poll of nearly 700 business decision makers found that 35 per cent of respondents offered this support, while offering the chance to work flexibly (33 per cent) and gradually reduce hours (29 per cent) were other common forms of support. The survey also found that the vast majority (87 per cent) disagreed that the skills of workers aged 50 and over were not suitable for their business and training for workers aged 50 and over was considered to offer a good return on investment by 71 per cent of employers.