GOVERNMENT COULD HELP REVERSE TREND OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT

Monday 22 July 2013

"Long term unemployment is one of societies cancers and amongst the over 50s has risen by 11,000 to 191,000 - an all-time high.

GOVERNMENT COULD HELP REVERSE TREND OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT

"Losing your job in later life can be a knock-out blow as getting back into work is increasingly difficult for older people" said Tim Pethick, director of strategy for Saga.

"Saga is calling on the Government to do more to help re-skill individuals and also incentivise employers to take a chance on the long-term unemployed by abolishing employers national insurance - which is a tax on jobs -  when they take on people who have been out of work for 6 months or longer."


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