A decision on whether to raise, retain or scrap the retirement age is stillsome time off, despite newspaper claims it is imminent. The Sunday Times claimed a leaked cabinet paper revealed that ministersintend to raise or abolish the retirement age of 65 and plan to make anannouncement “within weeks”. But sources at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) denied this whenasked by Personnel Today, saying a final decision was far from made and anannouncement had definitely not been scheduled. The Sunday Times also claimed that a letter from trade and industrysecretary Patricia Hewitt “anticipates a Cabinet row over anydecision”. The Government is planning action on retirement age to meet the EU directivebanning age discrimination at work. The DTI has been consulting widely with business, to assess the impact ofraising mandatory retirement ages. The CBI and manufacturing body EEF are both worried any alteration will makeit difficult to manage older workers. Retirement age rumour denied by GovernmentOn 29 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.