Over 50s at work are #OlderNotOver!

#OlderNotOver is a new campaign launched here to re-imagine the 50 to retirement generation as a valuable resource in the workplace. Over 50s at work are #OlderNotOver! The #OlderNotOver challenge The challenge is three-fold: We need to recognise the value and potential of over 50s already in the workplace. We need to find the over 50s currently outside the workplace who want to return, re-connect them with employers and training, and relaunch their careers. We need to ensure work for over 50s is sustainable, with continuing opportunities to progress and support that suits them. What’s the problem? ‘Old dogs’ and...

The Budget 2017 – What’s in it for those in New Middle Age?

This was a low-key, pre-Brexit Budget, focused primarily on supporting families and improving the outlook for our young people. But there were also some interesting features for the 50 to retirement generation – both good and bad. New Middle Age takes a look. The main rate of Class 4 NICs for the self-employed will increase by 1% to 10%, with a further 1% increase in April 2019. This change will increase national insurance costs for self-employed people with profits of more than £16,250, and will raise an average of 60p per week per self-employed person. This measure risks discouraging people from...