CBI wants a smoother run to retirement

first_img THE Confederation of British Industry has called on government to answer businesses’ concerns over scrapping the UK’s default retirement age of 65.Businesses fear the plans will force them to “retire” employees through performance-based dismissal – a long and demoralising process that could cause tribunal claims to soar.The CBI has proposed five changes to plans to abolish default retirement age from April 2011 – the first being to delay the decision by a year.John Cridland, CBI director-general designate, said scrapping the retirement age so soon would create a “legislative void.”While employers understood the need for people to work for longer, “working beyond 65 is not going to be possible for everyone,” he said. “We need to modernise our employment law framework to ensure that it is fit for purpose.”The CBI proposes simplifying performance management and unfair dismissal laws; giving employers more advice on their right to impose their own retirement age; and allowing employers to stop offering occupational benefits once employees pass the state pension age.It is concerned at the lack of guidance from the department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is overseeing the change. The CBI’s submission to the government emphasises the difficulty of ending employees’ careers without a default age. “Many firms reserve the DRA for situations where they want to provide a dignified exit for older employees whose performance has started to wane. Without the DRA, the end of a career risks becoming a year-long workplace dispute,” it said. KCS-content CBI wants a smoother run to retirement whatsapp Sunday 12 December 2010 11:06 pm Share More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp last_img read more