Age Concern hits out at 'hypocrisy'

Age Concern England has accused the Government of hypocrisy after it discovered that many civil servants are still required to retire at the age of 65, despite the recent introduction of age discrimination laws.

Ten government departments, including the Cabinet Office, have retained a mandatory retirement age of 65, even though it is now a legal requirement for employers to consider requests to continue working beyond that age.

Gordon Lishman, director-general of Age Concern, said: "It is unfair and shows a shocking level of hypocrisy within the Government."

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