Should ‘INACTIVE’ over-50s go back to work?
A conservative minister has called on the “inactive” over 50s to return to work in a bid to combat any potential space in the jobs market after Brexit.
Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said older people and those with disabilities could be utilised to fill jobs as a result of the Government hoping to implement tougher controls on immigration.
He said there were “millions” of people who could potentially enter the workforce.
The MP for Ashford told Sky News: “There are large numbers of people – British citizens – who are what’s called ‘inactive’. They’re not unemployed, they’re just not involved in work at all.
“Many of them are older workers over the age of 50. Many of them are one of the millions of people we have who are disabled – most of whom want to work.”
The comments come after official figures revealed Britain’s rate of unemployment has not been lower since the summer of 1975.
What are your views? Are you currently employed? Are you an inactive over 50 who would like to go back to work? Are you over 50 and have chosen not to work? Do you agree with Damian Green’s views?
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