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Retirement Age

Volume 713: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to abolish the default retirement age; and, if so, when. [HL5682]

When the Government introduced the default retirement age in 2006, a commitment was made to review it in 2011. Subsequently, it was announced in Building a Society for All Ages in July this year that the Government would bring forward the review to 2010. It is important that it is based on robust evidence, which we are now in the process of gathering and we have issued a call for stakeholders to submit evidence to inform the review.