New package of support to help over 50s jobseekers back into work

Sent on behalf of the Department for Levelling up, Housing & Communities:

Yesterday (4 July), the Department for Work and Pensions announced that £22 million government funding will be invested in new measures to tackle unemployment amongst the over 50s on benefits.

Jobseekers over the age of 50 will have more one-to-one support at jobcentres to help them get into, and make progress in, work; boosting their earnings ahead of retirement.

This increased support will include 37 50PLUS Champions across England, Wales and Scotland who will work with local employers to help them realise how their recruitment could benefit from the talent of older workers.