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Retirement Age Exemptions to Be 'Negligible'

Magazine article Public Finance

Retirement Age Exemptions to Be 'Negligible'

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The number of civil servants exempt from the forthcoming increase in the retirement age is likely to be 'negligible', according to Cabinet Office minister Jim Murphy.

To ensure that departments comply fully with plans to raise Whitehall's retirement age from 60 to 65 from October 2006, Murphy told MPs that the Civil Service Pension Scheme is quality proofing its terms and conditions'.

But in a written statement to the Commons last week, he added: 'Those areas of the civil service which consider that they need to maintain a retirement age below 65 will only be able to do so if they can objectively justify this by reference to particular circumstances.

'It is anticipated, however, that this will be a negligible figure against the total number of permanent civil servants.'

The Cabinet Office is consulting over its proposed Whitehall pension reforms, and there are no groups automatically exempt from the current retirement age of 60 outside of the senior civil service, largely because there is no central diktat from the department. …

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