TAEN Site Blog. http://www.taen.org.uk/index.php/blog/rss TAEN Site news. en-us Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:15:03 +0000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:15:03 +0000 TAEN site Blog RSS Will State Pension Age Keep On Rising? http://www.taen.org.uk/index.php/blog/view/172 The UK state pension age (SPA) could increase to 70 by as early as 2057 if the government follows the recommendations set out in John Cridland’s review published on Thursday 23rd March.

Cridland, a former Director General of the CBI, was asked a year ago to look into the need for changes on top of the Government’s existing commitment to raise state pension ages to 68 by 2046.

(Women, it will be recalled, are in any case on a fast track to state pension ages linked to the current male SPA of 65, by November 2018.)

So after years when…

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0000
Wish List - a play about younger working carers and mental health issues. http://www.taen.org.uk/index.php/blog/view/171 Hot on the heels of Ken Loach’s successful film, I Daniel Blake, depicting the ordeals of claimants wrestling with the UK’s welfare to work system, comes a more modest but sympathetically crafted offering in a production of Katherine Soper’s Wish List.

Performed in the Royal Court’s tiny Jerwoood, Studio Theatre, the play features the struggles of a young carer, Tamsin (Erin Doherty) and her brother Dean (Joseph Quinn), nineteen and seventeen respectively.  It highlights their vulnerabilities, in Tamsin’s case, to the extremes of a rapacious employer, obfuscating a heartless system in the management jargon of a “fulfilment centre.”

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:52:00 +0000
Trumpeting the Success of the Older Worker http://www.taen.org.uk/index.php/blog/view/170