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Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that the latest increase in the UK state pension age has led to record highs in employment among 65-year-olds. The study found that around 55,000 more 65-year-olds were in paid work in 2021 as a result of the gradual rise in the pension age. The IFS said that in the most deprived fifth of areas, the employment rate for women aged 65 or over rose from 15% to 28%, and from 24% to 34% for men.

Something that Fiona Macaskill has highlighted before, almost half of firms subject to the apprenticeship levy have returned unspent levy funding to the Treasury according to a new survey. The CSA has their skills summit on 10 February 2022. This will take place during National Apprenticeship Week 2022, the theme for which is ‘Build the Future’.

This event will provide an opportunity for CSA members and organisations in wider sectors including Local Authorities and Government agencies to un...

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