flexible working

‘Fifty-somethings’ face unemployment trap

People in their 50s are more likely than any other age group to be unemployed and find it harder to get a new job than younger workers, according to a new study from the Centre for Ageing Better.

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Government urged to allow tax-free pension withdrawals to fund entrepreneurship

Pensioners with an entrepreneurial spirit should be allowed greater tax-free access to their pension pots in order to fund business ideas, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD).

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Dog walkers earn 17% more than national average

Professional dog walkers can earn up to £26,496 a year – 17% more than the average national salary, new research has found.

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Can working longer lead to a fuller life?

Older workers taking a more relaxed and flexible approach to retirement will benefit businesses, the economy and individuals themselves, pensions expert and the government's older workers' champion Ros Altmann has said in a...

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How stay-at-home parents can find a job

It is still the case that the majority of parents who take the lead on childcare are women – but this is starting to alter.

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How to best prepare to work beyond retirement age

Government figures show that there were 1.4 million people aged 65-plus in the workforce in 2011 - twice the number working at that age in 1993.

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Workers given the right to request flexible working

All UK employees can now ask for flexible working hours under new rules.

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Start a new business from home

The report by Axa Business Insurance and small business network Enterprise Nation also found that lower start-up costs and the latest technology were
deciding factors in enabling people to work from home.

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Grandparents should have more unpaid leave, union says

Grandparents should be given greater access to unpaid leave by their employers in order to look after grandchildren, the TUC says.

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Can I claim a private pension and work part-time?

There is now no set retirement age for anyone in employment. Legislation enables you to continue working well past the state retirement age.

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