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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

UK employees 'working past retirement age'

More UK employees than ever before are now working past the default retirement age and extending their working lives, a new report has revealed.

Research carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) shows that there has been a significant rise in the number of men and women working past 65 and 60, respectively, in the last 20 years.

In addition, there has been an 8.4 per cent increase in the number of 50 to 64-year-old workers in the UK, as people defer retirement to earn more money.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, said it shows that companies recognise the value of experienced staff, including people in sales jobs.

"The increasing number of over-65s in work shows that older workers are highly valued and that the government is absolutely right to scrap the default retirement age," he said.

A recent survey carried out by Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment found that 29 per cent of sales professionals have been in the industry for between 20 and 30 years, with a further ten per cent operating in the sector for in excess of 30 years.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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