02/10 Compulsory retirement age
There are both winners and losers if the compulsory retirement age is scrapped
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently renewed its call to the Government to scrap the current default retirement age of 65. A review of the default retirement age is due to take place this year and the Government has indicated that this is likely to result in a "massive public policy change" in order to give older people more flexibility in their retirement options. But what would the total abolition of the retirement age mean for employers in practice?