The Longer Working Lives Policy Letter was debated by the States on 7th February 2018. Agreed actions will be progressed as resources become available.
During 2016-2017, the Committee for Employment & Social Security reviewed what changes may be needed to support people to work for longer. We are expecting that in future there will be a higher proportion of older people in the population of Guernsey and Alderney. In addition, it has been already agreed that the State Pension Age will increase from 65, at a rate of 2 months per year, starting in 2020, to reach 70 by 2049.
It was recognised that there is a need to respond to these changes by finding out more about the barriers to work that people face and seeking to address these.
A Policy Letter on Longer Working Lives was prepared, which was debated by the States on 7th February 2018. The Policy Letter can be found here: https://gov.gg/article/162927/States-Meeting-on-7-February-2018-Billets-V-VI--VII. A number of actions were agreed which will be taken forward by the Committee for Employment & Social Security as resources become available around the Committee's strategic priorities (which include the Disability & Inclusion; Affordable Housing; the Supported Living & Ageing Well Strategy; and Social Welfare).
As part of the development of the Policy Letter, a public consultation was undertaken in June-July 2017, the Draft Proposals consulted on and the Summary of Findings to that consultation are also available in the downloads section on this page.
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Updated: February 2018