Advanced





Over 50s fear age discrimination



Many over 50s in the UK fear they may be on the receiving end of age discrimination in the near future, new research has found.

A poll by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that two-thirds of baby boomers believe they will be charged over the odds for an insurance premium, while over one in four expect to get a bad deal from their bank.

Meanwhile, three-quarters said they believe they will face discrimination in employment over the next few years, and more than half think they will get inferior healthcare in later life.

Trevor Phillips, chairman of the commission, said the findings highlight why the provisions of the Equality Bill are an important step forward to protect this group of people.

"They offer a vital guarantee that we have the people with the abilities and the aspirations to compete in the future," he commented.

However, the Building Societies Association recently warned that the proposed law could limit over-50s' finance options, as banks would no longer be allowed to offer accounts designed specifically for older people.




Homebase
Homebase is the UKs second largest home improvement retailer and is recognised for choice, style ...
Silver Travel Advisor
Have your say and you could win a Greek Island villa holiday. If you like holidays and ...
Sky
For some of the most talked-about TV, get Sky TV. In all, we've 100+ digital entertainment ...
Make a Will Online
Make a Solicitor checked Will Online with Gloss Legal
Travel News
All-inclusive holidays 'offer value for money'
Finance News
Recession 'causing problems for over 50s abroad'
Dating News
Online dating 'can give over 50s another chance at love'

We Luv Sweets
New Zealand Holidays
Kirra Tours 100 Percent Kiwi New Zealand Holidays by New Zealanders. Although larger than the UK, New Zealand has a ...
ProstaMax
The only prostate supplement with 100% pure Beta-Sitosterol