Midlife MOT trial launched

The Government is to trial a midlife MOT scheme with private sector employers in three areas.

Older woman works at home on laptop

 

The Government has announced that it will begin a trial to roll out midlife MOTs through employers in three areas: the North East of England, Cornwall & Devon and East Anglia.

The DWP will also be working in partnership with the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) to develop an enhanced digital midlife MOT tool.

What is a midlife MOT?

The midlife MOT is a review for workers in their 40s and 50s that helps them take stock of their finances, skills and health and enables them to better prepare for their retirement and build financial resilience.

The Government has already announced plans to roll out midlife MOTs in job centres for older jobseekers to help them identify how to overcome barriers to employment and explore any avenues to help improve their earning and saving potential.

The Government says the new plans follow private sector pilots and government-funded trials delivered through 10 Local Enterprise Partnerships last year and are in addition to work coaches for older jobseekers and 50:PLUS Champions who will work with local employers to help them realise how their recruitment could benefit from the talent of older workers.

 



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