The 26 July 2017 should go down in legal history. It should be remembered as the day the Supreme Court shocked everyone by ruling that the Government’s regime of fees in the Employment Tribunal (ET) system was, in fact, illegal.
Age UK has long opposed the fees, believing they are unfair and unsustainable – if employers know they can get away with treating workers illegally, then statutory employment rights aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. The laws on age (and other) discrimination that we all fought hard for would be completely undermined. Continue reading
Posted in Employment, General, Government, Work and Learning
Tagged Age UK, Age UK blog, Ageing, ageing population, ageing society, Employment Tribunal, employment tribunal fees, older people
After over a year of looking at a wide range of evidence, and meeting many individuals and organisations, John Cridland’s Independent Review of the State Pension age has published its final report. John Cridland was tasked by the Government to make recommendations around a ‘fair and sustainable’ State Pension age (SPA) from 2028 onwards.
Posted in Government, Money Matters, Pensions, Public Policy
Tagged Age UK, Age UK blog, Ageing, ageing population, ageing society, Cridland report, John Cridland State Pension Age review, money matters, older people, pensions, State Pension Age, State Pension age independent review, State pension reform