Key Workplace Facts
- Between 2005 and 2015 the number of people working over the age of 50 in the UK has increased by 2.5 million.
- By 2022, the UK economy will need to fill 14.5 million job vacancies created by people leaving the workforce and by new positions being created.
- It is estimated that there will only be seven million young people available to fill them – leaving a labour shortage of 7.7 million people.
- Currently, one million older people who are not in work want to work – if just half of these were to move into employment GDP would increase by up to £88 billion a year
Membership of the age campaign demonstrates an understanding of the impact of an ageing population on your business, and a commitment to making the most of an inter-generational workforce, preventing early exit from the workforce, and supporting later life working. Through membership of the age campaign you will gain unparalleled opportunities to network and learn and share best practice with your peers.