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10 1047 Default Retirement Age Consultation

10 1047 Default Retirement Age Consultation

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Phasing out theDefault RetirementAge
Consultation document
July 2010
Phasing out the Default Retirement Age
The Coalition's Programme for Government commits the Government to phasing outthe Default Retirement Age (DRA). This consultation document sets out thebackground to the DRA, and explains how the Government is proposing to remove it.This measure is one of the steps that the Government is taking to enable andencourage people to work for longer, alongside raising the State Pension Age to 66faster than currently scheduled and ensuring there is effective support for helpingthose out of work to find work.There are a wide variety of reasons for pursuing these policies, includingdemographic change; the financial benefits to both the individual and the widereconomy; and the health and social benefits many people gain from working later inlife.This consultation asks questions on the specific proposals the Government has forphasing out the DRA and on the support individuals and businesses might need tomanage in its absence.Issued: 29 July 2010Respond by: 21 October 2010Enquiries to: Martin PayneWorkplace Equality Unit, Employment Relations DirectorateDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills1 Victoria StreetLondon SW1H 0ETTel: 0207 215 6815Fax: 0207 215 6414Email:draconsultation@bis.gsi.gov.uk This consultation is relevant to: All employers and employees, businessrepresentative and other interest groups, trade unions, the general public.3

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