Economics of Age,Work and Retirement

Thursday 20th November 2014
M&G Group, Governor’s House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London, EC4R 0HH

On the 20th November we were delighted to hold the launch of a new research report by ILC-UK on the importance of older workers for the European economy. This report was supported by Prudential who also kindly hosted the event.

Shadow Employment Minister, Stephen Timms MP, gave a keynote presentation at the event, discussing the imperitative of supporting older workers.

ILC-UK’s senior researcher Ben Franklin set out the ILC-UK reserach. He talked about:

  •     The extent to which older workers can boost EU economic output over a 30 year period.
  •     The future path of total working age population and employment across EU and member states.
  •     In which countries, increasing the participation of older workers will make the most difference to levels of output and per capita output.
  •     The relative importance of different barriers to working longer across the EU.  

A full set of Ben's slides are available below.

The presentation by Stephen Timms MP is available below.

Presentation by Stephen Timms MP

15:00 Registration
15:30 Welcome: Nigel Waterson, ILC-UK Trustee
15.35 Welcome: Tim Fassam, Prudential
15.40 Ben Franklin, ILC-UK, The economic impact of older workers across Europe
16.00 Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Employment Minister
16:30 Q&A and panel discussion
17:30 Close