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Overcoming Inequalities: Addressing Barriers to Extending Working Lives Con...
Wed 5 April 2017, 09:30 – 15:30 BST
Socio-economic inequalities continue to present challenges to the Government’s Fuller Working Lives programme, and research conducted by the ILC-UK in 2015 found that although 1.1 million people are currently working beyond state pension age, 1 million people aged 50-64 have been forced out of work through a combination of redundancy, ill health or early retirement.
This one day conference, hosted by the ILC-UK and research teams from University College London and the University of Kent will invite policy makers, business leaders, civil society organisations and academics to engage with new research findings on the socio-economic inequalities preventing some sections of the population from achieving longer, fuller working lives.
The conference will examine the current barriers to extending working lives: health inequalities, work place practice, and the policy barriers that Government, business and civil society can work collectively to address.
Current confirmed speakers include John Cridland CBE, Head of the Independent State Pension Age Review, representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions, and other leading figures from the policy areas of health inequalities, work place practice and public policy.
We do hope you can join us for what promises to be a valuable contribution to the extending working lives debate.