As there is no longer a statutory retirement age, employees are able to continue working for as long as they wish whilst they remain capable of doing so.
If you would like to retire, you need to give notice in accordance with the terms of your contract, and, where appropriate, make it clear that you want to take your pension. If you are able to give more notice than your contract requires, that will help to ensure that pension payment arrangements can properly be put in place. It will also help your Department plan for your succession. Pension schemes now also provide scope for flexible retirement.
From time to time the University runs retirement preparation courses to give staff considering retirement an opportunity to prepare themselves for their future, so that their new life may be approached with confidence and enthusiasm.
Removal of the Default Retirement Age
Following the removal of the Default Retirement Age with effect from 1 October 2011, the University will not assume that employees will retire at any specific age. Consequently line managers will need to talk to employees to understand their intentions.