No Immediate Review of the Default Retirement Age

Opponents of the mandatory retirement age of 65, contained in the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, are disappointed that the new Equality Bill does not contain measures to abolish it. However, the Government has confirmed that it will undertake an evidence based review of the default retirement age in 2011. This will allow time to see how the Regulations are working and help businesses plan in the knowledge that there will not be an imminent change. If the review concludes that a retirement age is no longer necessary, the Government will take action to remove it.