In December 2014, the Government announced the roll-out of an ‘older workers’ champion scheme across every part of the UK to tackle age discrimination, from April 2015.
In February 2014, a recommendation to ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all older persons’ was adopted by the Council of Europe.
On Human Rights Day 2013, The Welsh Government announced its plans for a public consultation on proposals for a Declaration of the Rights of Older People.
On 14 January 2013, the Government published a White Paper outlining proposals to reform the State Pension into a single-tier State Pension.
The ESF-Age Network consists of public authorities from 16 EU-member states and regions.
The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.
The Council of Europe has created a new drafting group to develop an instrument for promoting older people’s human rights.
In March 2012, the Government announced that it has decided to delay a decision on implementation of its proposed ban on age discrimination in the provision of services.
In January 2012, the EHRC announced that it would use the first two age discrimination cases to be heard by the UK’s Supreme Court to argue for clarification of the law.
The default retirement age (DRA) is to be phased out between 6 April and 30 September 2011.