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The Default Retirement Age - Changes from 1 October 2011

20 Sep 2011

As from 1 October 2011 the Default Retirement Age will be removed. From this date, employers can no longer force employees to retire just because they reach the age of 65.

This means that most people will be able to retire at a time which is right for them. Without the Default Retirement Age employers can only set retirement ages where it can be objectivley justified in their particluar circumstances. 

Through its Age Positive inititative, the Department for Work and Pensions have published three key publications which you can download here.

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