Default Retirement Age

11 Nov 2009

The government is reviewing the Default Retirement Age (DRA) in the UK which allows employers to forcibly retire workers over the age of 65 providing the appropriate procedure is followed.  As GMB responded to the earlier consultations on the issue we have been asked to contribute to this latest review. 

As outlined in this press release http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/employment/Default%20retirement%20age/index.html, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is looking for evidence and experience of the DRA in practice.  If you have specific experience that may be relevant for GMB’s submission please email the Pensions Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) no later than 31st December 2009.

The government review followed the ruling in the ‘Heyday’ case brought against the government.  Details of that case can be found here:  http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legislative-framework/legal-updates/age-regulations-legal-challenge-the-heyday-case/

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