BITC report ‘Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s’

The missing million: Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s was published by Business in the Community (BITC) in October 2014.

This research demonstrates that of the 3.3 million economically inactive people aged 50-64, approximately 1 million people have been made ‘involuntarily workless’ – pushed out of their previous job as a result of shocks such as a combination of redundancy, ill health or early retirement. This has created a situation where millions of over 50s are not working but would like to, and are not receiving the help they need.