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The Humber LEP in partnership with DWP and Chapter 3 is hosting a discussion event aimed at recruiters and HR professionals on how to tackle a serious issue facing to the Humber labour market.

The event on November 20 is at the Mercure Hotel in Willerby from 8am-11am.

The changes in demographic highlighted by the DWP means that there are a greater number of older people in employment than before and this will increase – in the next 10 years there will be 7,000 fewer people age 16-49 but 3.7m more aged 50 to state pension age. This is mirrored in the Humber.

This change means employers need to embrace this growing segment of the labour force and understand the opportunities, issues and possible solutions.

The agenda:

8–8.15am Coffee and Croissants
8.15–8.25am Welcome Lord Chris Haskins
8.25–8.30am Video message on the economic rationale and national policy from Minister of State for Pensions Baroness Ros Altmann
8.30-8.45am The big picture – impact of the aging population on government and the economy by DWP Senior Policy Officer Lis Robinson
8.45–9.00am Potential solutions – TAEN (The Age and Employment Network) Former CEO Chris Ball
9.00–9.15am Potential solutions – Georgie Lee Age of No Retirement
9.15–9.45am Table workshop – Advantages: Further solutions and what can be done
9.45–10.05am Feedback from tables
10.05–10.15am Employer’s case study – Benefits of taking action
10.15–10.30am Chapter3’s Solution – Building on employers’ action, wider benefits and next steps
10.55am Summary/Next steps
11.00am Close

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Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel

Grange Park Lane


HU10 6EA


20/11/2015 8:00am


20/11/2015 11:00am

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