» Monday, June 21, 2004


Asked to confirm reports that the Government was proposing to extend the retirement age, the PMOS said that a consultation exercise on pensions was currently taking place. However, we were not in the business of forcing people to work past the age of sixty five, despite this morning’s headlines. Rather we wanted to ensure that people were not discriminated against on the basis of age. That was a very important distinction to make.

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  1. PMOS should point out to stupid journalists that there is no such thing as a ‘retirement age’. People are entitled to their pensions at 65 but they can carry on working as long as they want.

    Comment by Uncarved Block — 22 Jun 2004 on 5:30 pm | Link
  2. Or, alternately, as long as the market will have them. 🙂

    Comment by Gregory Block — 22 Jun 2004 on 8:00 pm | Link

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