Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
The employment tribunal in this case found that it was not age discrimination for the civil service to place limits on the amount that it would pay under a voluntary "early-release scheme" designed to encourage turnover in the workforce.
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.
XpertHR finds that four employers in 10 have reviewed other policy areas than retirement to counteract the impact of the removal of the default retirement age (DRA), with performance management the most common area of change.
Our latest research finds that seven employers in 10 have concerns about the future impact of the abolition of the default retirement age on their organisation.
IRS research on the default retirement age finds that three-quarters of employers surveyed have retained a contractual retirement age and the same number do not wish to see it abolished or raised above 65.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to early retirement.