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When I’m 64 (And Three Quarters)......
For the first time in the UK there are more people over 65 than under 16 and demands are being made more vociferously for people to be able to work beyond pensionable age.
Last week two immigration judges, Stuart Southgate and Jeremy Varcoe, who were forced to retire at 70, brought a case against the Ministry of Justice over in the Reading Tribunal. Representing themselves, they argued that other immigration judges had, at the age of 70, been able to apply for one-year extensions where that was thought to be in the public interest. Despite this they lost their case.
The tribunal found out that although it was age discrimination for the Ministry of Justice to fail to renew their contracts on the grounds of their age, the discrimination was not unlawful because their enforced retirement at age 70 was a statutory requirement.
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