Understandably, 65 is too young these days, but why was it not upped to something like 70 for example? Some of my most conscientious staff over the years have been “older workers” and currently around a third of my workers are 60 or over, so I certainly have no problem with age. What has not been addressed properly is what to do with somebody who is failing to perform due to age related matters. Apart form the burden on the business are the directors supposed to have a performance review in order to flag the issues and then make them feel like total failures? Would it not be so much more humane and kind to older people to avoid having to go through such an ordeal. Once again political correctness wins through over common sense. Thanks Old Labour for the legacy.

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