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Two thirds of people want the default retirement age scrapped.

21 June 2010 #Employment


A survey of 1,011 people carried out by Age UK found that two-thirds of people want the Government to abolish the rule that allows companies to force staff to retire at 65. Age UK was formed through the merger of Help the Aged and Age Concern.

Last September the Labour Government won a High Court battle against claims that the Default Retirement Age policy breached European law, effectively allowing employers to continue telling workers they must cease work when they turn 65.

The new Coalition government has pledged to "phase out" the Default Retirement Age, but has not set out exactly when this is to occur. Age UK has called on ministers to end the confusion by setting out a clear date for its abolition in the budget.

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