Emma Soames, Editor at Large for Saga Magazine comments on Harriet Harman's plan to scrap forced retirementMonday 11 January 2010
Emma Soames, Editor at Large for Saga Magazine comments on Harriet Harman's plan to scrap forced retirement
"We welcome the fast track review to bring forward legislation that will allow older people to work on past 65 if they are willing and able as called for by saga in it's recently released manifesto, as well as many other organisations. The default retirement age is an anachronism. In a 21st century Britain and the number of people who either cannot afford to retire or who do not want to is increasing all the time. However our welcome is tempered by caution: it will be vital to introduce flexibility for both employers and employees”.
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