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Many are also still trying to raise a family and pay off a mortgage as well 

With people living longer and fewer young people entering the labour market, Britain’s employers are increasingly reliant on the skills & talents of older workers to boost productivity.  However, the ageing population also means that there will be an estimated 9m carers in the UK by 2037, many of whom will be trying to juggle both care & employment.

With around 30% of the UK workforce currently over 50, compared to 20% in the 1990s, the CIPD is urging employers to put the tools & culture in place now, to support older workers as they represent an increasingly significant proportion of the labour market.

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