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Civil Servants

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department’s policy is on the application of the national default retirement age to staff below the senior civil service. (109540)

The Department’s retirement age for staff below the senior civil service is 65; this policy was introduced in 2002. Staff can retire at any age between 60 and 65 subject to giving three months notice and are notified eight months before they are 65 of their right to request to work beyond the age of 65.