Work till you drop

The government has just started a consultation process with the view of scrapping the fixed retirement age from October 2011. This would mean that employers would no longer be able to ‘force’ workers to retire at age 65, as they can, and usually do, at the moment. The bad news is that you have to have a job in the … Continue reading

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Is retirement about to be abolished?

According to a report in the Times this morning, Harriet Harman, the Equalities Minister, is looking into the possibility of reforming retirement rights. In fact the decision not to put over-65s “out to pasture” has already been taken in the US, Australia and New Zealand where age discrimination legislation has been used to abolish mandatory retirement.   It seems that … Continue reading

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