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Civil Service: Retirement

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average age of retirement in the senior civil service. [HL71]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, National Statistician, to Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, dated November 2009.

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question concerning what is the average age of retirement in the senior civil service. (HL71).

The Office for National Statistics collects data on leavers from the Civil Service as part of the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey (ACSES). The average age of retirement in the senior civil service, in the twelve months to 31 March 2008, the latest date for which figures are available, was 58 years.