To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of additional workers in Scotland aged 65 years who are likely to remain in the workforce for the additional year in 2011 following the abolition of the default retirement age.
I have been asked to reply.
Our impact assessment estimates that around 6,000 additional workers are likely to remain in the work force across the UK in the first year. No separate estimate has been made for Scotland. We do not have data that can estimate robustly the proportion likely to remain in the work force relative to the rest of the UK.
The full impact assessment was published on