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Retirement survey 2011: employers respond to the end of the default retirement age

The 2011 XpertHR survey on the abolition of the default retirement age finds that seven employers in 10 will not be requiring employees to retire at a given age, but the remaining three in 10 remain undecided about what approach they will adopt.

Key points

  • Following the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA), 67% of the 157 employers responding to& the 2011 XpertHR retirement survey will allow employees to retire whenever they wish, while some of these (13%) will incorporate an informal retirement age into their policy as a guideline.