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Older workers hold key for third of UK firms currently experiencing worker shortages

The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest fortnightly business impact survey shows that 32% of businesses, with 10 or more employees, said they were short of staff.

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Our Specialist Advisor for Work, Kim Chaplain, says older workers can play a key role in growing the economy and filling in labour and skills shortages but too many are leaving the workforce before they want to and when they still have so much to offer.

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