Older Women’s Commission

Why we must deliver for older women

Fiona Mactaggart MP  |  20 May 2014

If we are going to build a sustainable recovery we need to ensure that we do not waste the talents of some of our most experienced workers, but the latest employment figures reveal that unemployment amongst women over 50 has increased by 45 per cent since the general election. And there is a gender effect, …

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Speaking up for older women

Alison McGovern MP  |  13 December 2012

I’ve often spoken about young people and unemployment.  But, for some time, I’ve also worried about the chances of older women in Britain.  The generation of women born just after the war have faced significant challenges throughout their lives.  In childhood, their education was designed for a world where few women worked, yet they have …

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