The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) produced the original version of this guide when the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 were introduced, with funding from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI - now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), to help employers and trade unions understand how to implement good practice to tackle unfair age discrimination. This revised version takes into account good practice developments since 2006 and the phasing out of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) from 6 April 2011.
This guide supports Acas guidance on managing without a retirement age and reflects the business case for extending working life and employing people of all ages. It gives guidance on good age management practices to support and sustain business success.
The CIPD and the TUC believe that providing employers and employees with more freedom of choice about how long people work makes good business sense. It addresses the prevailing demographic changes and skills challenges we face in the years ahead, fosters better talent management and improves economic independence, personal well-being and more-inclusive, healthier societies fit for the twenty-first century.
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