This is continued feedback on the CAFE group Introduction survey. ( See previous posts by clicking on ” CAFE Project” in the Tag Cloud. )
71% of participants described themselves as retired. Only 11% were employed full-time or part-time. 50% were aged under 70 and therefore potentially many more people could or may have to work in future as Retirement Age rises. Always provided the economic outlook improves and jobs are available.
Now that the formal Retirement Age has been abolished, it is likely that more and more older people will continue to work beyond the 60 /65 cut- off that previously existed. This is further reinforced by the State Pension Age which is to be progressively put back, probably as far as 70 eventually. Currently the Tax system and some pension rules discourage this, but I expect that to change over the years ahead.
Footnote :- An App that identifies skills and matches them to opportunities for older workers may be useful.