Nearly all (97%) of over-65s who were asked said they certainly do not like the term 'elderly', whilst calling those aged 65 and over 'grey panthers' or 'silver surfers' is preferable to calling them 'old-age pensioners', according to an Age UK survey.
Lord Taylor of Holbeach told the House of Lords that the changes would not be 'rushed in' and that it was likely to be something for a future Parliament. His comments come after Pensions Minister Steve Webb launched a consultation on the proposals.
"The search for travel cover was very frustrating," says marathon runner Amanda Wilkins. "I'm in good health and have run six marathons, the last just two years ago, so I'm fit and well. I felt I was being discriminated against because of my age."
With the Chancellor George Osbourne due to unveil the budget next week, Age UK have released a number of proposals which they want included and which will promote age equality and reduce age discrimination in society.
New research commissioned by Age UK reveals that age is the most widely experienced form of discrimination in Europe. Statistics show 64% of those interviewed in the UK and 44.4% across Europe judge age discrimination as a serious problem.
Age UK is relieved to see that older people have not been punished too much by the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Age UK Charity Director Michelle Mitchell comments on the three main parties' manifestos