Business in the Community's Age at Work campaign have joined a group of major national and international companies in signing an open letter and pledged to “work over the next five years to help make our ageing society and economy more sustainable”.
In the letter, the companies point out that “without action, our ageing society poses a risk to the UK economy and our business. The businesses highlight that demographic change today means that we are “already witnessing shortages in critical parts of our economy“.
Whilst on the one hand, the business leaders recognise the potential of older consumers. They highlight that too few people are saving enough to have a good retirement. They also point out that having a healthy workforce will be key to addressing the UK productivity, yet point out that more investment in healthy ageing needs to be made.
The businesses signing the letter argue that “action by all of us over the next five years could make the UK a world leader.”
We will work over the next five years to help make our ageing society and economy more sustainable.
The Open Letter .doc