flexible working

‘Fifty-somethings’ face unemployment trap

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 | News

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.

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

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | News

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).

Dog walkers earn 17% more than national average

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | News

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

Can working longer lead to a fuller life?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 | News

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...

How stay-at-home parents can find a job

Monday, 01 December 2014 | Article

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

How to best prepare to work beyond retirement age

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 | Article

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.

Workers given the right to request flexible working

Friday, 24 October 2014 | News

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

Start a new business from home

Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Article

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.

Grandparents should have more unpaid leave, union says

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | News

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

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

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 | Question and Answer

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