Middle-aged workers have quit the workplace in droves since the pandemic, with the number of jobless 50 to 64-year-olds rising to 3.6 million. Two in five cite sickness or disability as their reason for leaving work.
The UK is almost unique among rich developed countries in having a workforce that is smaller than before Covid, attributed in part to older professionals taking early retirement.
Does any other country have over 100% marginal tax rates on those with a decent pension pot?
Why shouldn’t the two uniques be linked?