• From The BBC:

    A review of the default retirement age, which allows employers to compel staff to retire at 65, is to be brought forward by a year, the government says.BBC home editor Mark Easton said ministers had effectively signalled an end to the default retirement age. The majority of people retire before 65, but 1.3 million people work beyond state pension age. Many more say they would if their employer permitted it. The employers group the CBI said the move was “disappointing”. The review had been expected in 2011 but will now take place next year. Ministers said they had brought the review forward to respond to changing demographic and economic circumstances. Explaining the change in the timing of the review, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: “Evidence suggests that allowing older people to continue working, unfettered by negative views about ageing, could be a big factor in the success of Britain’s businesses and our future economic growth.” Economic recoveryThe TUC welcomed the move, with ge…

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