Default Retirement Age scrapped

Following a consultation process the government has confirmed that the Default Retirement Age (DRA) is to be phased out this year. This means that employers will no longer be allowed to dismiss staff just because they have reached the age of 65. As you would expect in the current economic climate the government believes that “the freedom to work for …

Scrapping the retirement age

News has emerged that the government is planning to scrap the default retirement age in the UK from October 2011. Under the proposal, employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff because they had reached the age of 65. The government will start of a consultation process about scrapping the rule. Currently, an employer can force an employee to retire …