Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:00
Workers will no longer be forced to stop working when they reach their 65th birthday.
This major shake-up in employment law will see the default retirement age scrapped completely by October 1st 2011.
Ministers argue the economy needs the boost from the contribution of over-65s and are trumpeting the improvement in workers' rights.
But some employers will be concerned by the move, which removes a way for them to compulsorily move ageing staff on to retirement.
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