Labour market regulation will not get older people back to work

Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph

Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has written for The Telegraph on the high number of older people who left work during the pandemic and why further labour market regulation will not draw them back.

“Before the pandemic, 60pc of employment growth by 2060 was expected to be filled by the over-65s – but now we have older workers leaving employment before state pension age, and labour shortages triggered by Covid. “

“The need for a more flexible labour market has rarely been more pressing. We will never have perfect matching between available workers and jobs, but government should try to facilitate rather than obstruct it by adding to the jungle of obligations that already comes with taking on workers.”

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