DWP - Small firms tapping into rich resource of older workers

10 February 2004
The Department for Work and Pensions has said that smaller firms are taking the lead in recognising the wealth of talent and experience that older workers offer.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Andrew Smith explained: 'We know that many people nearing state pension age do not
necessarily want to stop working completely - instead they want to choose how and when they stop working. Not only for the obvious
financial benefits, but because older workers are more likely to enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.'