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EEF calls for delay on retirement age changes

The EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, has backed the CBI's call to delay scrapping the default retirement age, claiming the changes are being "rushed through". 

CBI demanding clarification of new rules on age discrimination

Companies face "huge uncertainty" and a greater risk of being taken to employment tribunals with expensive age discrimination claims if the UK government does not delay planned changes to the retirement age, the CBI claimed today.

Longleat Estate fires every employee over 65

As employers across the country start to plan for the abolition of the Default Retirement Age, bosses at Longleat Estate have sparked outrage by firing every employee aged over 65. Union leaders have condemned the move as ageist and age discrimination.

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.

Better law for the elderly and disabled people

Overhauling the outdated laws that govern the care provided to elderly and disabled people will save unnecessary red tape, delays and litigation, and public money.

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.