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Quality of support for UK over-50s who lost jobs in pandemic raises concerns

Resolution Foundation says new scheme favours younger people and many older unemployed could fall out of workforce for good * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The Resolution Foundation has warned that older people who lost their jobs during the pandemic could receive worse support than younger people, leading to large numbers of over-50s falling out of the workforce for good. In its report, A U-Shaped Crisis, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, the independent thinktank voiced concerns that Restart, the recently announced support scheme for the long-term unemployed, “carries the risk that older workers receive a lower quality of service than younger workers”. Continue reading...

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