The UK government has created a new role of ‘business champion for older workers’.  The appointment of Andy Biggs, CEO of UK insurers Aviva, was announced on the 5th October at the Conservative Party conference.  The intention is that Mr Biggs will encourage chief executives to employ more people over 50.    Damian Green, the UK government’s work and pensions secretary, said : “We are not just living longer, we are able to work and earn and contribute for longer.  This generation of over 50s can combine the wisdom of experience with the fitness of youth.”      

Let’s hear it for Andy Biggs and wish him luck!  We shall be watching out for, and reporting on, his progress.



Debbie King

Between 2014 and 2016 I took time out to travel alone around Europe, blogging about my experiences, discoveries and personal development on One of the many beautiful lessons I learned was the possibility of self-discovery and personal growth at any age. I am now passionate about achieving and encouraging successful ageing and making this a Silver Not Grey journey. I hope that Age With Me can inform, inspire, and accompany you on your silver journey. If you want to send me a comment you can do so privately or publicly. If publicly your email address need not be displayed. Please specify if you wish your comment to be private and seen only by me, thank you.

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