16 February 2011 #Employment
There is some uncertainty circulating regarding the transitional provisions abolishing the default retirement age, which are expected to be published later this week.
There is some suggestion that the transitional provisions will provide for the default retirement age to survive until 6th April 2012 (not 30th September 2011 as previously thought), provided the employee has reached 65 on or before 30th September 2011. This may just mean that employees can work for an extra 6 months but all other requirements for issuing notice by 30 March 2011 etc stay the same? Or will this date now be 5 April 2011?
Clarkslegal are monitoring the situation and will provide an update as soon as further information as it becomes available. In the meantime, we advise that employers continue to plan in line with the advice given in the article http://www.employmentbuddy.com/HR%20News/Full%20Story.aspx?NewsID=1008