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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Barnsley more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women in Barnsley born in the 1950s and affected by the change in state pension age have returned to employment from a position of unemployment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
star this property answer text <p>The data requested is not held, however the number of older workers in the UK is at a record high, currently standing at 9.9m workers aged 50 years and over. 4.2m women aged 50-64 are in employment; this compares to 3.5m five years ago. There are 1.2 million individuals in employment aged over 65, of which 39% are women.</p><p> </p><p>Employment rates for older workers have also been increasing and recently reached record highs. Since ten years ago, the employment rate has increased by 6.2 percentage points (pp) (from 64.9% to 71.1%) for people aged 50-64. The current employment rate for women aged 50-64 is at a record high of 66.8%.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on estimates of employment, unemployment, economic inactivity and other employment-related statistics for the UK can be found in the “UK labour market: September 2017” statistical bulletin published at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/september2017" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/september2017</a></p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to supporting people aged 50 years and over to remain in and return to work; the ‘Fuller Working Lives: A Partnership Approach’ strategy was published on 2nd February. This, crucially, is led by employers, but it also sets out the case for action by individuals, and the role of Government in supporting them in planning their careers and their approach to retirement. The Strategy and supporting evidence base are available at the attached web address:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach</a></p><p> </p><p>Analysis on the headline measures that the government uses to monitor progress on Fuller Working Lives can be found in this statistical release:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/economic-labour-market-status-of-individuals-aged-50-and-over-trends-over-time-september-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/economic-labour-market-status-of-individuals-aged-50-and-over-trends-over-time-september-2017</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-10-09T16:55:57.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-09T16:55:57.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this