The traditional retirement age of 65 should not be changed until the legal issues relating to the planned move are explained further.
Businesses are asking the government to stall the plans to change the retirement age.
A business lobbying group has urged the government to delay the changes planned for the increase in the national retirement age until more guidance becomes available.
The CBI has warned that the plans need to be clarified before the default retirement age (DFA) of 65 is abolished in April 2011. The organisation argued that that the number of unfair dismissal claims could rise if the legal issues surrounding the plans are not explained to businesses in a simpler and more coherent fashion.