In 2006 the UK government introduced the Employment Equality [Age] Regulations that allowed employers to force staff to retire at age 65 without having to justify their decision.

This law was challenged repeatedly in the counts as discriminatory and ageist. Now the new government plans to scrape it by 2011.

This is welcome news to many who claim this will boost productivity and improve employees’ freedom to shape their careers. It should also help get the pension fund get back in financial shape.

Read More in the Telegraph.