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Age Discrimination: Pensions Exemptions

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Calm down everyone. The Employment Equality (Age) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2006 have been laid before Parliament.

Coming into force in just a fortnight (1st December 2006), the regulations make substantial amendments to Schedule 2 of the main Age Regs. They clarify and extend many of the exemptions relating to trustees and managers of pension schemes.

Sorry - just paused a moment to yawn. Anyway, carrying on, it's always nice to see the government complying with the Cabinet Office's Better Regulation Guidelines (which say that companies should have a minimum of 12 weeks to comply with new regulations). Still, it's not like we haven't known age laws were coming since 2000...

And if anyone is still reading, the CBI have hailed these amendments as a great victory for common sense - see their press release.

The Employment Equality (Age) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2006