On 6 April 2011 transitional arrangements for the removal of the default retirement age in the UK came into force. Employers can no longer issue new notifications of retirement using the default retirement age and the statutory procedure has been abolished.
Retirements that were already in motion prior to this date can continue through to completion if the employee reaches the age 65 (or the employer's normal retirement age if that is higher) on or before 30 September 2011.
If an employer wishes to operate a compulsory retirement age after the default retirement age is abolished, they will need to objectively justify it. To do this, the employer must be able to show that it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
On this page you will find all the latest coverage on this topic, including links to some frequently asked questions on XpertHR.