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Dismissals after the abolition of the Default Retirement Age: Can you still retire your staff?

24th January 2011

We recently wrote about the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) and warned about the fact that the last date to use the current system is 5th April 2011 with a termination date no later than 30th September 2011. With the recent publication of the ACAS guidance “Working without the default retirement age” we […]

Repeal of the Default Retirement Age: It is coming soon!

29th November 2010

The Government intends to repeal the default retirement age (DRA). From next year, compulsory retirement at age 65 or over can be challenged by the employee. The DRA will be repealed on 1 October next year, with transitional measures in force as early as April 2011– only five months away. Ernest Hemingway commented that retirement […]

Networking and time

29th October 2010

I was invited to give a talk last night at the Edinburgh Curry Club and for various reasons which I won’t bore you with, there was a bit of a change on the topic of discussion late yesterday afternoon. Instead of my plan, I spoke about a whistle blowing case that I dealt with for […]