Ros was on ITV Daybreak and was quoted on the ITV website welcoming the end of the Default Retirement Age at last. Age discrimination is out of date and should be consigned to the scrap heap.
Ros submitted evidence to the House of Lords Inquiry on Public Services and Demographic change, calling for urgent reforms of social care funding and welcoming longer working lives for those who are able to stay active.
Ros welcomes ONS figures showing the UK population can look forward to longer lives and staying healthy for longer too. This opens up tremendous opportunities for enhanced lives but needs planning for working longer and saving for care needs as well as pensions.
Ros comments on latest employment figures showing record numbers of over 65s at work. This shows a social reovlution is underway, but also indicates the problems faced by those nearing retirement whose pensions have not worked out well.
Ros wrote a blog for the Huffington Post explaining her thoughts on why the aging population is great news.
Ros comments on figures from the ONS showing record numbers of older people in the population, and rising numbers of babies being born too – this is all good news and longer life expectancy means people can keep working part-time at later ages.
Press Release commenting on the latest ONS official figures showing that the numbers working past pension age have doubled in the past ten years
Press Release commenting on latest research from ILC explaining the benefits to society of embracing our ‘bonus years’ which can be the solution to Rethinking Retirement.
Ros comments on figures from CIPD suggesting that more older people are ‘hoarding jobs’ and suggests that these figures are misleading, because there are more people in these age ranges now and many are finding they need to work due to pension shortfalls too.
Ros outlines her vision for a new phase of life, with people working longer but part time, as pensions have not delivered enough to support longer lives adequately.