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Equality Bill

Planet Insurance

In the horse trading between the Government and Opposition that took place in the run up to the election, the Equality Bill received Royal Assent. Richard Walsh comments on the impact of the age discrimination provisions on the insurance industry.

Insurers accused of age discrimination

The insurance industry is discriminating against older people with half of motor insurers refusing to offer quotes to people aged over 80, a charity has said.

Age bias ban avoided by firms

Holiday companies and insurance firms will be able to avoid a ban on age discrimination in goods and services, the Government has announced.

Carry on working

Employees could keep a job into their 70s and 80s under Harriet Harman's plan to scrap forced retirement. 

Relief for SAGA over Equality Bill

SAGA has successfully lobbied for an specific exemption from the Equality Bill to cover holidays. The Equality Bill, currently before the House of Lords, will prohibit age discrimination in the provision of goods and services.