Editor's blog: Grey hairs on the march

The grey hairs are on the march - today there is more pressure for the UK retirement age to be scrapped.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has vowed to make getting rid of the compulsory 65 retirement age a centre-piece of its election campaigning. This is likely to force the hand of the three main political parities to make pledges about what they may or may not do in this area. As things stand the retirement age is fixed at 65 although employees can request an employer to allow them to continue beyond this age. This will rise to 66 for men and women but not until 2024.  (The French , by the way, clock out for the last time at 60 but in the USA 20% of the workforce continues until the ripe old age of 69.)



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