Consultation on default retirement age

Close date: 21 October 2010

The Government consults on proposals to remove the default retirement age by 1 October 2011. The Government plans to phase out the default retirement age by prescribing that from 6 April 2011, employers will be prohibited from issuing new notifications of retirement using the default retirement age. After 1 October 2011, employers will be unable to prescribe a compulsory retirement age, unless they can justify it as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
Consultation document: Phasing out the default retirement age (PDF format, 440K) (on the BIS website)
Government response: Phasing out the default retirement age: Government response to consultation (PDF format, 111K) (on the BIS website)
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