We are the leading authority on self-employment for over 50s. In order to remain knowledgeable on the problems, successes and issues facing the over 50s, we ensure that we keep abreast of the latest statistics and figures that relate to the over 50s and unemployment, self-employment and enterprise.
Whether you want to know the figures relating to mature unemployment, redundancies or the success rate of over 50s in setting up their own businesses - we can help. Below we have compiled a list of reports that help to inform, advise and aid the growing need to address the fastest growing age group – that of the over 50s.
Reports on the opportunities and barriers for the over 50s
Small Business All Party Group Inquiry into the Role of Entrepreneurs in Driving Economic Growth Written evidence submitted by us into the lack of a policy framework for the over 50s and the economic and social potential of this group. Submitted January 2012.
The grey economy A report on how third age entrepreneurs are contributing to growth. Published August 2009.
Working better The ageing of the population has led policy-makers to put a high priority on extending working life. However, little attention has been paid to creating the conditions to enable people to work beyond retirement age. This report addresses the over 50s and the new work generation. Published September 2011.
The older female entrepreneur We have put together some interesting statistics about the older female entrepreneur.
Make Business, Your Business Lord Young’s report on supporting the start-up and development of small business. Published May 2012.
Too much to Lose A report by Policy Exchange which examines the position of over-50s in the UK labour market. It outlines the large barriers to work that they face and highlights that the majority of these barriers remain unaddressed by government support. Published in 2012.
Unfinished Business The Resolution Foundation reports on the barriers and opportunities for older workers. Published August 2012.