People over 50 should consider takeaway delivery, one minister suggested while encouraging them to consider job opportunities they “would not otherwise have thought of”.
Cash-strapped older people should be open to flexible jobs traditionally geared towards young people, Mel Stride, secretary for Work and Pensions, told the Times on a visit to the London headquarters of food delivery company Deliveroo.
When asked if those over 50 should apply for jobs that are often considered for young people, he said: “There are a lot of great opportunities out there for people, and of course it’s good for people to consider options where they might otherwise they would not have thought. ”
He added: “You really need to stop sensibly, take where you are in life and assess whether, for example, you have enough money to achieve the kind of lifestyle and standard of living that you hope for.”