Thursday, 30 April 2009

More MP's against compulsory retirement

Have a look at Mark Easton's blog today as he reports on a new development at Westminster on this emotive issue.

The Work and Pensions select committee report published today demands that compulsory retirement be scrapped:

"We recommend that the Government removes regulation 30, which permits employers to continue to compulsorily retire employees at the age of 65. This regulation contradicts the Government's wider social policy and labour market objectives to raise the average retirement age and allow people to continue to work and save for their retirement."

Mark reports that there was some disappointment that this week's Equality Bill did not propose an end to mandatory retirement on the grounds that it self-evidently discriminates against workers purely on the grounds of age.

How much longer are we going to have to wait? Especially when you look at the demographics which Mark also reports.

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