Civil Servants (Retirement Age)

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the compulsory retirement ages which apply to employees of his Department and of executive agencies and other public sector bodies for which it is responsible, broken down by grade or job title.

Photo of Ruth Kelly Ruth Kelly Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

Information on the normal retirement ages for the Chancellor's departments and executive agencies is as follows:

Department/agency Compulsory retirement age Comments
HM Treasury 60 for all staff
Debt Management Office (HMT agency) 60 for all staff
Office of Government Commerce 60 for new starters joining OGC post 1 April 2001 Some staff have reserved rights to be retained up to age 65 and there are short-service concessions for some staff who have less than 20 years' service
HM Customs and Excise 60 for all staff Discretion in some cases for retention of those with shortage skills beyond age 60, subject to meeting health and efficiency requirements
Inland Revenue 60 for all staff Discretion in some cases for retention beyond age 60, subject to meeting health and efficiency requirements, plus a short-service concession for those with less than 25 years pensionable service
Government Actuary's Department 60 for all staff
Office for National Statistics 60 for all staff Some staff have reserved rights to retire between the ages of 60 and 64 and field force interviewers employed on a fee-paid basis, have a compulsory retirement age of 65

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