Thursday, August 26, 2010

UK - Abolishing Default Retirement Age

Earlier this month, the charity Age UK welcomed the Government's decision to consult on abolishing the default retirement age (DRA) from October 2011, describing it as a 'huge victory' for older workers and a 'landmark' for UK society. The charity
argues that the economy, public finances and employers will all benefit from the proposed change. Age UK estimates that in 2009 about 100,000 workers over the age of 65 were forced to retire with employers using this mechanism as a short cut to shedding jobs.

Abolishing Default Retirement Age

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