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Govt should help workers work on


The government needs to do more to encourage older workers continue in employment, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said.

It responded to research from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which challenged the traditional attitude to retirement and it called for the government to do away with the current retirement age of 65.

"Forcing older workers into retirement with the default retirement age not only penalises those employees who enjoy work or need the income, but it diminishes the pool of talent for organisations who might otherwise employ workers past 65," said Charles Cotton, reward advisor.

The CIPD report revealed more than a third of workers aged between 50 and 64 plan to work on into retirement - currently only 11 per cent do so.

Additionally, it found of those who had no intention of working on, a third would if they were allowed flexible working.


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