Longevity Leaders UK Preventing Ageism in the Workplace

Please find below the panel from Longevity Leaders UK on ageing well, accessing the Longevity Dividend, and preventing ageism in the workplace.

  • Can we support people as they age and what is the appropriate response from the public and private sector?
  • How can sectors work together to offer better outcomes? The government and private industries can benefit from the longevity economy.
  • We need to prevent age discrimination (ageism) and provide older workers with opportunities. During the pandemic, many older workers have lost their jobs and will face challenges finding new employment. The workplace in the UK should be a beneficial environment for all ages. 
  • Central governments have been widely discussed but local governments implement many programmes for supporting older people. How can we continue to promote this longevity agenda and ensure ageing society is beneficial for everyone? 

Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School
John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General
Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, AARP and moderator
Anna Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ageing Better

To view more videos from the Longevity Leaders Congress, please click here.

To read more on the pandemic’s effects on the older population, please view Andrew’s article on the interaction between Covid-19 and an Ageing Society here. 

Avoiding ageism in the workplace in the UK

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