"The Policy Exchange think-tank said that older workers are more likely to suffer long-term unemployment than younger ones.
"To test employers’ attitudes to jobseekers’ age, the researchers sent applications for over 1,200 bar jobs and personal assistant positions, one from a 51-year-old and one from a 25-year-old.
"According to a Policy Exchange report, the responses to the otherwise identical applications showed a “huge bias “against the older worker.
"The 25 year-old applicant received more than twice as many positive responses to applications for bar jobs. The younger applicant was half again as likely to succeed seeking personal assistant posts."