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Preview Emily Andrews


Deputy Director for Work
Emily leads Ageing Better’s work to create equitable access to work for people in their 50s and 60s.

Emily heads up our Work Action Area team. This team delivers the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, various projects to improve the quality of employment support for over 50s, and all our policy and influencing work relating to employment and older workers.

Before joining Ageing Better, Emily was an Associate Director at the Institute for Government, where she led a number of research projects relating to Government effectiveness – including Performance Tracker, a data driven analysis of nine key public services (from social care, to schools, to prisons).

Emily holds a PhD in History from the University of Warwick. Her thesis – ‘Senility before Alzheimer’ – explored old age and dementia in Victorian Britain. She began her career as a secondary school teacher in London.

Articles written by Emily

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As the prospect of a General Election looms ever closer, we’re beginning to learn what we might expect from each party’s manifestoes.
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Will working into our 70s become the norm or will retirement vanish altogether for many in the future?
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This year, we have had a Spring Budget that promised much for older workers and an Autumn Statement that did not mention them at all.

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