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R (on the application of Age UK) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

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age discrimination legislation | default retirement age

The High Court has held that the default retirement age of 65 is lawful, but said that it could not see how it could continue after the Government's review in 2010.

The National Council on Ageing, which operated under the names Heyday and Age Concern and has now become part of a new organisation Age UK, brought a case in the High Court claiming that the default retirement age in the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/1031) is incompatible with the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.