One-fifth of U.K. workers still pressured to retire

48 per cent of Brits choose to retire early
||Last Updated: 03/20/2008

Despite the United Kingdom's introduction of age discrimination legislation in 2006, ageism is still rife in the workplace, according to a new study.

The study by insurer AXA found 60 per cent of British retirees in 2007 retired before the minimum legal age of 65. While most chose to retire early, 20 per cent were pressured by their employer.

However, that percentage is down from 28 per cent in 2006, indicating that the new legislation is having some effect.