On 13 January, Acas published guidance to coincide with the Government’s confirmation that the Default Retirement Age is to be phased out between 6 April and 1 October 2011.
On 13 January, the Government published a written response to its recent consultation on the issue, and new guidance by Acas to help businesses adapt to the removal of the regulation.
On 28 October 2010, Grandparents Plus launched a campaign and survey report to highlight the impact of welfare reform and spending cuts on family and friends carers.
‘Intergenerational Fairness and the Spending Review 2010’ was published in October 2010 by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) with the support of Elizabeth Finn Care.
In October 2010, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published ‘Older people with high support needs’.
‘The Future Ageing of the Ethnic Minority Population of England and Wales’ gives a detailed estimate of the ethnic make-up of the older population of England and Wales over the next 40 years.
This International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) discussion paper considers the reasons people retire when they do, and the potential future of retirement given policy change and the emergence of gradual retirement.
‘Tackling Unemployment After the Recession: Conference Report’ was published on 18 March 2010.
In December 2009 TAEN, Age Concern and Help the Aged, and CIPD published a briefing on ‘The Impact of the Recession on Older Workers’.
In 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published ‘Integration in the workplace: emerging employment practice on age, sexual orientation and religion or belief’.