Research on Ageing Workforce and Employers in Fife

27th September 2016

People are working longer, especially with the abolishment of the default retirement age and the rising statutory retirement age.

By 2020 those in the “over fifty” age category will comprise almost one third of the working age population. By 2022 there will be 3.7 million more people aged between fifty and the State Pension age. The majority of older workers work for small and medium sized businesses.

The Workplace Team, Health Promotion, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance want to hear from employers about their experiences of the ageing workforce so that appropriate policy solutions and information and advice for employers can be developed. The study is being undertaken by the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

The survey can be found at and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until 6th October 2016.​

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