International healthcare policyholders who are unemployed could consider setting up their own business.
Emma Soames, editor at large of Saga Magazine, pointed out that whether people are approaching retirement or have already given up work, the advantages of running a business are that they can work as long as they like.
"Depending on your skill set, your capabilities and where you live, if people can see a gap in the market, go for it and do it yourself, rather than trying to get a salary job working for somebody else," she suggested.
Ms Soames' remarks follow the latest report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, which found workers in the UK aged between 35 and 49 are continuing to register a rise in unemployment.
The number of 'middle aged' British employees who are in work now stands at 320,000 – 2.9 per cent lower than at the start of the recession back in the spring of 2008.
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