Later Life Ambitions: Older people and employment survey

The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee recently launched an inquiry into older people and employment. MPs are looking at current Government policies to help people extend their working lives, and considering further steps which could be taken to tackle the day-to-day issues facing older people in the workplace.

We would like to hear about your experiences at work before you retired. This short survey will help us frame our response to the committee’s inquiry and ensure that your experiences are properly reflected.

* 1. 1.      At what age did you retire from work?

* 2. What were your reasons for retiring at that age?

* 3. Did you have to change your plans for retirement?

* 4. If you answered yes to Question 3, please explain why:

* 5. Were you ever subject to age discrimination at work?

* 6. In the recent Budget, the government announced two initiatives designed to give individuals the opportunity to retrain and upskill at all points in their life.

1. £40 million was allocated to 'lifelong learning pilots' testing different approaches to retraining and upskilling throughout working lives;

2. £5 million was allocated to increase the number of 'returnships' offering routes back to employment for people who have taken lengthy career breaks.

On a scale of 1 – 5, where 1 is very negative, and 5 is very positive, what do you think of these proposals?

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Lifelong learning pilots' testing different approaches to retraining and upskilling throughout working lives
Returnships offering routes back to employment for people who have taken lengthy career breaks

* 7. What one thing could the Government do to reduce barriers to later-life working?

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