UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Default retirement age should be scrapped says Featherstone

Press Release   •   Jan 25, 2010 11:49 GMT

“The threat of enforced retirement at 65 is totally unacceptable," said the Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson.

Commenting on today’s Equality and Human Rights Commission proposals to scrap the default retirement age and introduce more flexible hours, Lynne Featherstone said:

“The Equalities Commission has got it right.

“The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Equality Bill that would end this arbitrary injustice – now the Government must act.  

“The threat of enforced retirement at 65 is totally unacceptable and the sooner it is scrapped, the better.”