Abolition of the Default Retirement Age: Summary of Specific Proposals

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 25 January 2011 Issues covered:


On 13 January 2011, the Government published its response to the recent consultation exercise on the default retirement age (DRA), confirming that it would be phased out from 6 April 2011:

It has also published its impact assessment:
The response sets out some of the specific details as to how the DRA will be removed, which are as follows:

* From 6 April 2011, employers will be precluded from issuing any new retirement notifications, using the current DRA statutory procedure. Between 6 April 2011 and 1 October 2011, only those employees who were notified pre 6 April 2011 can be retired on the basis of the DRA. After 1 October 2011, the DRA

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