Default retirement age to be phased out

UK employees will no longer be forced to retire when they reach the age of 65. Ministers have confirmed that Britons will no longer have to retire at 65 under new laws. The Default Retirement Age (DRA) will be phased out this year despite objections from employers who had called for the plans to be made clearer. The change means that bosses will no longer be able to dismiss a member of staff who has reached the age of 65. However, employers will still be within their rights to force people to retire if they are unable to fulfil the duties required of their job.