Insurance Age

Retirement age mooted in Europeam courts

The ECJ will be asked to decide if it is legal for private UK firms to retire people on or after their 65th birthday as a matter of course.

The current Age Discrimination rules allow this, if a set procedure is followed.

Dorothy Henderson, a partner at City law firm, Travers Smith, said: “The case is being brought by Heyday, part of Age Concern, who are challenging the UK’s default retirement age of 65.

“They are arguing that ministers got it wrong when they implemented the EU directive on w