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'More jobs' from fixed retirement ban

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The government is planning to scrap the default retirement age in the UK from October 2011.

Under the proposal, employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff because they had reached the age of 65.

"We want to end this discrimination," Employment Minister Ed Davey told the Today programme, arguing that the move would save money and leave the economy with "more jobs overall".


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