Removal of the UK Default Retirement Age: How Employers Will Be Affected

April 06, 2011
The UK statutory default retirement age of 65 is being phased out and as a result, the regime under which employers have been able to dismiss employees at 65 with minimal risk of exposure to claims will disappear. The last day for issuing new notices of intention to retire under the default retirement age regime has passed, which means that employers must adapt to the new regime immediately. This update looks in more detail at the changes and their implications for employers.