Boosting jobs for older workers could alleviate social care costs

By Michael Burton | 20 August 2019
  • Michael Burton

This week’s report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) proposing a retirement age of 75 unsurprisingly provoked much comment and media coverage mostly of the ‘work till you drop’ variety.

Actually, its main contribution was to square the circle that to date consists of old age being regarded as a financial disaster to the taxpayer rather than an opportunity to enhance the public finances and increase productivity.

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