Pensions,Work and Retirement

Tuesday 3rd September, M&G, Governor’s House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH, 16:00 for a 16:30 start – 18:30

Featuring Steve Webb MP, Minister for Pensions; Christopher Brooks, Age UK, and David Sinclair, ILC-UK, presenting findings from a new policy review of European innovations in supporting longer working lives.

Chaired by Baroness Greengross, CEO, ILC-UK and cross-bench peer

Venue: M&G, Governor’s House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH

Date: Tuesday 3rd September, 16:00 for a 16:30 start – 18:30.

Europe needs older workers. Its long-term ageing population and recent economic hardships are creating huge fiscal and demographic pressures - pressures which could be greatly relieved if it can encourage its workers to remain in work for longer.

How is this to be achieved?

The European Union recently launched its Europe 2020 strategy which set employment targets of 75% for workers aged 20-64. However, with the old-age dependency ratio for the EU28 predicted to climb over 50% by 2050, much more still needs to be done.

In this event we heared UK and EU perspectives on how older workers can be supported, with contributions from Steve Webb MP, the UK Minister for Pensions; and Christopher Brooks, Age UK.

To inform this debate, ILC-UK launched a report at the event, supported by Prudential, which shares key policy approaches being taken across to support older workers.