Youth unemployment came under the spotlight at this week's Conservative Party Conference. Personnel Today spoke to leading employer groups and HR directors to get their reactions to a variety of policy announcements made. Public sector More...09 October 2009 15:54
Personnel Today's campaign to scrap the default retirement age (DRA) has now moved on to its next stage - convincing employers that operating without a fixed retirement age holds no fears.
The online Number 10 petition has now closed, with more More...07 October 2009 11:44
The default retirement age is likely to be raised or scrapped far earlier than Conservative plans to increase the state pension age to 66, meaning employers should already be reviewing their retirement policies, experts have warned. Shadow chancellor More...06 October 2009 14:32
The state retirement age for men will rise to 66 within seven years if the Conservatives win the next general election.
Shadow chancellor George Osborne said that the move is intended to tackle the budget deficit, and has not ruled out changing the More...06 October 2009 08:53
Employers should not be complacent about the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals falling by a fifth, according to law experts. Figures published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that 151,000 claims had been accepted in 200 More...02 October 2009 10:01
The retirement age must be raised above 65 and the NHS should start charging for services to keep the UK's soaring debt under control, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged.
The global watchdog said fundamental changes to public More...02 October 2009 09:53
The Civil Service will scrap its mandatory retirement age for all employees from April 2010. Last year Cabinet Office chief Gus O'Donnell pledged to remove the retirement age for all staff below the most senior levels. Now he has promised to remove More...01 October 2009 11:37
The government has revealed that it plans to slash the pension entitlements of the highest local government earners and force council chiefs to publish their pay, pensions and bonuses awards. In a speech to the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, J More...29 September 2009 15:52
Employees just starting out in their careers find the concept of retirement impossibly remote, so persuading them to start a pension can be difficult. How else can employers encourage staff to develop the savings routine? Gill Wadsworth investigates
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Heyday - early opinion and your questions answered by XpertHR More...25 September 2009 17:00
HR news and analysis including:
The decision in the Heyday case against the default retirement age
The latest employment law changes and their implications for employers.
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Rob Moss and John Charlton. Edited More...25 September 2009 16:32
The days are numbered for the UK's default retirement age (DRA) despite today's High Court ruling that it is legal for employers to force workers to retire at age 65.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to ask the government to abolish t More...25 September 2009 14:30
This decision today by Justice Blake at the High Court to dismiss the Heyday case and rule that the default retirement age (DRA) of 65 is lawful, has prompted masses of comment from employers' groups, legal experts and campaigners. Here is a selec More...25 September 2009 13:02
The default retirement age of 65 is not unlawful but should be scrapped, a judge has ruled in the long-running Heyday legal case.
Mr Justice Blake said the DRA was not unlawful when introduced by the government in 2006, but there was now a "com More...25 September 2009 10:48
HR professionals have been urged to submit their views on a pensions consultation opened by the government.
Workplace Pension Reform - Completing the Picture seeks views on areas including scheme self-certification, qualification criteria for pe More...25 September 2009 08:00
Almost three out of 10 UK workers said they will have to work beyond their planned retirement ages - in some cases for up to nine more years. They have had to rethink their retirement following heavy falls in defined contribution (DC) pension f More...24 September 2009 16:00
Britons believe they will have to work an extra six years and delay their retirement plans as a result of the recession. Workers are rethinking their retirement due to heavy falls in defined contribution pension assets, according to Aon Consulting. More...24 September 2009 15:01
A High Court decision on the Heyday legal challenge to the default retirement age (DRA) will be announced in the next few days, Personnel Today has learned.
A judge will rule whether a DRA of 65 is necessary to the UK government's social or More...23 September 2009 11:13
Update 14 February 2011: the default retirement age (DRA) will be scrapped from 1 October 2011 , with transitional arrangements from 6 April 2011.
According to a recent CBI survey, almost one-third of all employees are making a request to wor More...15 September 2009 12:00
RBS has cut retirement benefits for 60,000 staff in a bid to save £100m a year.
The bank has proposed that staff on final salary pension schemes have their pensionable salary capped at 2% a year, or the annual rate of inflation. Alternatively empl More...26 August 2009 08:34