Employers are being urged to do more to support older workers after new research revealed that nearly one-third sometimes struggle to catch their breath, negatively affecting their performance at work.
Of 6,732 51- to 60-year-olds surveyed by the B More...02 December 2010 13:00
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Women over 50 years old are least likely to be saving enough for retirement, as the overall number saving falls to its lowest for four years.
The annual Scottish Widows Pension Report found just 48% of people are saving enough, the Telegraph h More...29 June 2010 08:52
Age campaigners and employer groups have welcomed the government's plan to "quickly phase out" the default retirement age (DRA) from 2011, but have questioned the need for another consultation.
In the Budget documents published yesterday to suppor More...23 June 2010 11:13
More than two-thirds of people want to see the government abolish the default retirement age (DRA) of 65.
A survey of 1,011 people found 70% think it is wrong to let employers make their staff stop working when they reach a set age.
The gov More...21 June 2010 08:50
Changes to the default retirement age mean employers will have to justify their retirement ages or risk claims. The coalition government intends to phase out the default retirement age (DRA). This means the exemption allowing employers to retire empl More...09 June 2010 10:54
Two-thirds of UK adults plan to work beyond retirement age, according to a report produced by Aviva ('Retirement at 'standard' age not an option for almost 70% of UK workers', Personneltoday.com, 19 May).
Working beyond retirement to generate a bit More...02 June 2010 16:11
Your front-page article ('Next government must address HR fears over scrapping of DRA', Personnel Today , 11 May) revealed that 72% of HR professionals don't want to scrap the default retirement age.
At last the profession has woken up and smelt th More...21 May 2010 12:25
More than 33 million workers will be forced to work beyond their retirement age, according to a new study by Aviva. The latest Aviva Real Retirement report , which interviewed 2,600 people – 1,400 aged over 55 and 1,200 under 55 – has fo More...19 May 2010 08:41
Plans to scrap the default retirement age (DRA) 'in phases' has angered an equality group that has actively campaigned with Personnel Today to see the back of the legislation.
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement yesterday confi More...13 May 2010 09:20
The next government has been urged to address HR chiefs' concerns over scrapping or raising the default retirement age (DRA) after an exclusive poll has revealed that three-quarters of the profession do not want to see the legislation change More...10 May 2010 00:01
Two of the three main political parties have now pledged to scrap the default retirement age (DRA) should they win the general election in May.
The Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2010, published today, promises to remove the DRA entirely to enable ol More...14 April 2010 10:23
Labour has pledged to scrap the default retirement age (DRA) of 65 should the party win the general election.
In its 2010 election manifesto, published today, Labour pledges "a right to request flexible working for older workers, with an end to de More...12 April 2010 13:42
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has called for a new commission to review the state of the UK's retirement savings.
As part of its blueprint for the UK pension system, Fit for the future – NAPF's vision for pensions , the NA More...30 March 2010 08:53
An Equality Bill amendment calling for the default retirement age (DRA) to be scrapped by the end of next year was withdrawn for the second time yesterday after the Leader of the House of Lords said the government would take action on the DR More...03 March 2010 10:50
An Equality Bill amendment calling for enforced retirement to be scrapped by the end of 2011 is due to be debated in the House of Lords next week, Personnel Today has learned. Anthony Lester, a human rights lawyer and Liberal Democrat peer, t More...26 February 2010 14:49
Use of the default retirement age (DRA) has "spiralled out of control" as employers rely on the legislation to force more than 100,000 staff to leave the workplace during the recession, a survey by a charity has revealed.
Age UK said the forced reti More...26 February 2010 08:44
HR news and analysis including:
Comment on the new fit note from Dame Carol Black and shadow welfare reform minister David Freud
The latest developments in the default retirement age saga.
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Mike Berry.   More...12 February 2010 16:00
Any announcement on the future of the default retirement age (DRA) will not be made until the summer, the government has said.
Speaking at an Employers Forum on Age (EFA) conference in London yesterday (10 February), employment relations minister L More...11 February 2010 12:21