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Second survey of employers’ policies, practices and preferences relating to age, 2010 (RR682)

This report presents findings from a survey of employers carried out to enable evaluation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations.

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Second survey of employers’ policies, practices and preferences relating to age, 2010 (RR682)

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by Hilary Metcalf and Pamela Meadows

This report presents findings from a survey of employers carried out to enable evaluation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations which was implemented in 2006 and the Default Retirement Age, set at 65, which was introduced with the Age regulations.

This survey is based on a representative survey of 2205 establishments in Britain with at least five employees. The research was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and was carried out by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the TNS-BMRB. Findings from this survey are compared to a baseline survey carried out in 2006 prior to the introduction of the Age regulations (Metcalf and Meadows, 2006, DWP Research Report 325) and to feed into the review of the Default Retirement Age.