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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held, in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, that it was proportionate for a law firm to choose a retirement age of 65, notwithstanding the fact that a higher age could have had a less discriminatory effect.


A new analysis of job figures by Age UK has shown that older workers are both more at risk of redundancy and find it harder to find a job when unemployed than most workers.


In response to a judgment handed down at the Supreme Court, which some are claiming may have left the door open for businesses to set their own retirement age for staff, the CIPD has warned employers to remember the business benefits of recruiting, retaining, engaging and motivating a diverse workforce and the value that an ageing workforce can contribute to business and the economy.

Research published by the Department for Work and Pensions shows that age-related discrimination and stereotyping remain rooted in British society. The findings are based on new analysis from the ONS Opinions Survey.

Recent research in to the finances of the UK’s over-55s, has revealed that two in five of them have seen significant, and often unwanted and unplanned, changes to their careers in the ten years between their 55th and 65th birthdays.