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Retirement age to be scrapped to 'help' Britons keep earning

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/01/2011

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Tom Peck

"The government will announce today that it is to scrap the default retirement age of 65 this year, against the wishes of businesses, who fear it will cause legal confusion and lead to a rise in cases taken to employment tribunals.

"The move will come into effect in April. The retirement age of 65 was first introduced only in 2006, with the intention of protecting people from being forced to retire early. In practice, the regulation has seen many workers who wanted to work into their late 60s and even early 70s being forced to retire against their wishes.

"The CBI had been outspoken in its opposition to the changes. John Cridland, the CBI's director general designate, called the default retirement age the "number one employment regulatory issue" for this year, and described the Government's proposals as "not fit for purpose". He had pleaded with the Government to delay the move for a year, giving businesses more time to prepare."

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"Retirement age to be scrapped to 'help' Britons keep earning", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 24/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/retirement-age-to-be-scrapped-to-help-britons-keep-earning