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More than 1m Over-65s ‘in Work’

The number of over 65-year-olds working has increased to more than a million since the coalition came to power, according to research.
Saga said there had been a 36% increase since May 2010, to 1.09 million, partly following the abolition of the default retirement age.
The number of 50 to 64-year-olds in work has jumped from 7.2 million to just under eight million in the same period, a rise of 9%.
The over-50s group said the number of older workers has been steadily rising for years.
Paul Green, Saga’s director of communications, said: “Thanks in part to the abolition of the default retirement age, many more older people are able to continue in work for as long as they choose to do so, rather than at the whim of their employer.
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