Westminster Employment Forum

Next steps for policy on supporting older workers, extending working lives and State Pension Age reform

Morning, Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Please note the date of this seminar has changed.


Delegates at this conference will consider the challenges ahead for policymakers in light of the ageing population - looking at key policy issues around older workers, extending working lives and State Pension Age reform.


The seminar follows recent Government proposals to raise the State Pension Age (SPA) from 67 to 68, in response to John Cridland’s independent review on the issue - which recommended increasing the SPA in line with life expectancy. Sessions will consider the implications of Government’s newly stated aims to re-balance the SPA so that on average individuals spend up to 32% of their adult life receiving a state pension, and the challenges for ensuring that all retirees have sufficient income to support them.


Following the publication of the Fuller Working Lives Strategy, further discussion will consider steps that can be taken to help extend and improve working lives for older employees - including enhancing health and well-being, changing recruitment practices, supporting those with caring responsibilities and Cridland’s call for a ‘Mid-life MOT’ for workers to plan the rest of their careers.


The conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including pensions and retirement providers, representatives of employers and trade unions, older people’s groups, HR professionals, lawyers, academics, and members of the national and trade press.



Guests of Honour

Anna Dixon

Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better

Andrew Latto

Deputy Director, Ageing Society & State Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

Guests of Honour

Andrew Latto

Deputy Director, Ageing Society & State Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions

Anna Dixon

Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better

Keynote Speaker

Professor Paul Sweeting

Head of Actuarial Science, University of Kent

Chairs

Baroness Greengross

President and Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre UK

Baroness Jolly

Speakers

Mark Malcomson

Principal and Chief Executive, City Lit

Sandra Kelly

Head of Education, Whitbread

Gregg McClymont

Head of Retirement Savings, Aberdeen Asset Management and former Shadow Minister for Pensions

Dr Joanne Crawford

Head of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Institute of Occupational Medicine

Professor David Grayson

Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and Chairman, Carers UK

Tim Sharp

Pensions Policy Officer, TUC

Christopher Brooks

Senior Policy Manager, Consumer and Community, Age UK

Dr Iain Clacher

Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance, Leeds University Business School

Ben Franklin

Head of Economics of an Ageing Society, International Longevity Centre UK

David Blackburn

Head of People, Financial Services Compensation Scheme