Do you want to work after 65?
The government is planning to scrap the default retirement age in the UK from October 2011. Under the proposal, employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff when they had reached the age of 65. Is this a good idea?
The charity Age UK, which has led the campaign to end the default retirement age (DRA), welcomed the government's plan saying "It is a massive win for hundreds of thousand of employees who are at risk of being forced out of their jobs."
However, the business group, the CBI, criticised the speed of the proposals saying the government's timetable for scrapping the DRA would give companies little time to prepare for the change.
Would you like to work after reaching 65? Has there been enough consultation on the changes? Are you an employer? What effect will these changes have on you?
This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.