(also British retiring age)
The age at which most people normally retire from work.
- More than 40% believe that a set retirement age encourages age discrimination and should be abolished.
- According to the Office of National Statistics, more and more women are working past their state retirement age of 60, due to inadequate pension provision.
- It is also argued that a continuing reduction in the real value of the State Pension and the shift away from defined benefit occupational pensions will serve to increase the retirement age.
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