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Retirement: local authority

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Consultant author: Laurie Anstis


  • Compulsory retirement is likely to be an unfair dismissal and age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. (See Retirement age)
  • Early retirements in the efficient exercise of the employer's functions are governed by statutory provisions. (See Efficiency retirements)
  • Ill-health retirement benefits are similarly governed by statutory provisions. (See Ill-health retirements)
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme provides that employees who are aged over 55 and reduce their hours or grade may request payment of their accrued pension benefits. (See Flexible retirement)