Businesses are not planning to recruit over-50s

New research shows that UK businesses are reluctant to employ older people.

The survey by Spring Personnel reveals that 63 per cent of UK companies are not planning to actively recruit from the over-50 age group.

Calling on British industry to reconsider, Spring group chief executive, Richard Barfield, said: “How is the UK Government going to reach its goal of keeping people in employment until they are 70 when the majority of companies are not planning to employ people over 50?

“Unless employers can be persuaded of the benefits of using older people in the workforce, then the pensions black hole of £57bn is going to get bigger,” he said

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