Bet Service Group has Malta licence suspended

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th January 2019 | By contenteditor The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has suspended the gaming licence of Bet Service Group, the gambling operator behind the Gamebet brand, meaning that it may no longer register new players or accept customer deposits. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bet Service Group, the gambling operator behind the Gamebet brand, has been ordered to halt activities in Malta after the country’s regulatory body suspended its gaming licence. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has informed Bet Service Group it must cease all activities, meaning it may no longer register new players or accept any deposits. The regulator has also ordered all other websites operated by or associated with Bet Service Group and its licence to cease operations with immediate effect. In addition, the MGA has requested that Bet Service Group submit a collection of data and documentation to the regulator so that it can investigate its activities.Although the MGA did not state why it has moved to suspend the B2C gaming licence, the regulator told iGamingBusiness.com that it is empowered to suspend licences under regulation nine of the Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations.“A licence suspension may be withdrawn by the MGA if the breaches are addressed by the licensee, as long as the MGA is fully satisfied that concrete measures are in place to avoid a similar instance of non-compliance,” the MGA said. “In absence of such measures, the MGA may elect to proceed with cancellation of the licence.” However, the regulator has advised Bet Service Group customers who have any outstanding payments due to contact the MGA via email for information on how they can access these funds. Players are requested to send their full name, address, date of birth, telephone number, a copy of their passport or ID Card, Bet Service Group username, a description of the product in question and a screenshot of their balance.Image: Frank Vincentz Topics: Legal & compliance Bet Service Group has Malta licence suspended Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Email Addresslast_img read more

On New Year, Dhoni welcomes new member in Star Sports team

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – January 2, 2019 PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Sports BusinessBrandsCricketLatest Sports NewsNewsSportSportstars Cricket Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSFacebookHardik PandyaIndian CricketIPLIPL 2019MS DhoniPKLPro Kabaddi LeagueStar Sports SHARE Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t play Test cricket any more. Hardik Pandya was away from the Indian cricket team nursing an injury. But the amazing duo of Indian cricket has teamed up to give an exceptional performance for Star Sports on the brand endorsement pitch. Star Sports has announced the Hardik Pandya signing with an impressive video, where Dhoni welcomes Pandya into “another team” – the Star Sports team. The duo has performed to the camera with a professional touch akin to their cricketing skills.  On New Year, Dhoni welcomes new member in Star Sports team by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoThe video, courtesy Star Sports, has registered more than one lakh hits within 15 hours of its posting on Star’s facebook page.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Dhoni has earlier performed with aplomb to promote the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League live and exclusive broadcast on Star Sports. India’s leading channel network owns the majority stake in the league under its subsidiary Mashal Sports.The PKL has emerged from a mid-season slump to perform with better Broadcast Audience Research Council of India ratings than the Australia-India Test cricket for the past three weeks.Also Read: PKL yet again prevails over live broadcast of India’s TestBefore the formal announcement, the Mahi-Pandya duo has already performed a star act for Star Sports to promote the ₹49 package for the Star India bouquet of channels, including Star Sports.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>This is Pandya’s second association with Dhoni on a brand endorsement pitch. The duo has been endorsing the American lubricant multinational brand Gulf Oil. Cricket Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket Previous articleMeet the World Darts Champion, he just won ₹4.3 crore in prize moneyNext articleAustralian Open: Who gets what from the record A$62.5 million prize money Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crorelast_img read more

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgOlympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited. Kalahari Floor Tiles is a subsidiary company in Botswana and Tjespro (171) Trading Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company in Cape Town. The company also has interests in real estate including Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. Formerly known as Dunlop Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2004. Established in 1968, the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Deafness charities suffering from lack of awareness and funding

first_imgDeafness charities suffering from lack of awareness and funding Less than £2 per capita funding for deafness researchResearch published today by the AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities) shows a worrying lack of awareness of the work of medical research charities. A survey of more than 2,000 British adults has revealed huge gaps in knowledge about medical research charities, even though these now top the list of charitable causes to which we give money.Deafness and deafness-related conditions affect one in seven of the UK population, a staggering 9 million people, yet the charity Deafness Research UK estimates that less than £2 per person affected is spent on medical research into deafness each year – less than the cost of a pint of beer!Vivienne Michael, Chief Executive of Deafness Research UK, said: “The survey reveals a worrying lack of public awareness about the extent to which medical research and better health care in this country relies on the research charities. It is of particular concern to Deafness Research UK because, despite the fact that 9 million people suffer hearing loss or a related condition, the funding for deafness research is woefully inadequate.“According to Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) figures, deafness is one of the least supported causes in the UK; we urgently need to alert people to the devastating impact of deafness, the potential that exists to find medical cures and the fact that this relies enormously on public support.”Over half the respondents to the AMRC’s survey had donated to a medical research charity at some point, almost half said they would be more likely to give if they knew a charity funded medical research and nearly two thirds said they are interested in medical research. However, fewer than half could remember the last medical research story they had read or heard about and, when asked to name three medical research charities, the second most frequent mention (17% of those polled) was Cancer Research Campaign, a charity that has not existed under that name for over six years.The poll also gave a picture of those most (and least) likely to donate. Londoners were significantly the least likely to support medical research whilst the top supporters were likely to be female; aged 15-34yrs; married; living in Scotland.Vivienne Michael added: “It seems from the research that northerners are more generous when donating to medical research charities, with Scottish women being the most generous of all. We still have a lot of work to do to get our message across, not only in London and the home counties where lack of support is most apparent, but across the entire country.”For further information on deafness and deafness-related conditions, call freephone 0808 808 2222 or visit Deafness Research UK’s website atwww.deafnessresearch.org.ukENDSAbout Deafness Research UKDeafness Research UK is the country’s only charity dedicated to finding new cures, treatments and technologies for deaf, hard of hearing and other hearing impaired people.The charity supports high quality medical research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of hearing impairment including tinnitus.The Deafness Research UK Information Service provides free information and advice based on the latest scientific evidence and informed by leading experts. The Information Service can be contacted on Freephone 0808 808 2222For more information on research into deafness, tinnitus and other hearing conditions, log on to the website at www.deafnessresearch.org.uk where you can access a wide range of information.Alternatively you can e-mail Deafness Research UK at [email protected] in seven people in the UK – almost nine million people – suffer hearing loss.Deafness Research UK was founded in 1985 by Lord (Jack) and Lady Ashley of Stoke.In January 2008, Action for Tinnitus Research (ATR) was linked with Deafness Research UK under a uniting direction order under section 96(6) of the Charities Act 1993.Press enquiriesJon Gardner, BeyondPR. Direct line 0114 275 6996. e-mail: [email protected]: DRUK0095 – AMRC research findings Nov 2008 www.deafnessresearch.org.uk Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 5 November 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Keeping Volunteers: A Guide to Retention: The Art of Volunteer Retention (“How to” Management Series)

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. [amzn_product_post]This book focuses not on the usual goal of volunteer programmes – recruitment – but on an area of increasing concern to volunteer organisations: methods to retain volunteers once recruited. The book goes through all aspects of handling volunteers, from welcoming them to the team, to dealing with volunteer burnout. It analyses the reasons why volunteers choose to give up volunteering and sets out ways to prevent this happening. Relying on hundreds of programme experiences and studies from around the world, “Keeping Volunteers” is the first globally-based examination of effective techniques for ensuring that volunteers feel valued, recognised and connected with the organisation’s mission. Advertisement Keeping Volunteers: A Guide to Retention: The Art of Volunteer Retention (“How to” Management Series)last_img read more

New Special conditions for society lotteries using phone payment

first_imgNew Special conditions for society lotteries using phone payment Melanie May | 1 August 2018 | News Tagged with: Lotteries Smartphone Fundraising The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) is introducing new Special conditions for society lotteries using phone payment, following its consultation earlier this year. The new Special conditions are due to come into effect on 1 October this year and will complement the PSA’s existing Code of Practice.There were 10 responses to the PSA policy consultation on the proposed Special conditions, which opened in February 2018. Following consideration of the feedback received during the consultation period, the conditions have remained largely the same as originally proposed and cover under-age gambling, the information that ought to be displayed in promotional material – to which some changes have been made, conditions of point of purchase, over how people are charged, and receipts. They also state that the PSA must be informed within 48 hours of a service being launched.A special shortcode operating on numbers beginning 72 has also been established for society lotteries. This follows on from the introduction of the 70 shortcode for charity text donations, which has raised millions of pounds for good causes in the UK in recent years.The PSA’s Chief Executive, Joanne Prowse, said:‘We understand that phone-paid service providers, charities and societies are ready to start operating society lotteries to take advantage of the opportunities that phone payment presents.‘The new Special conditions should help to build consumer confidence in this emerging service type, providing clarity to both consumers and the organisations offering the service and enabling participation in competitions that help good causes.  147 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Open letter to the heads of state about the human rights situation in Cuba

first_img New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cuba Dear Heads of State:In the final declaration at the last Ibero-American Summit (November 2002 in the Dominican Republic), you stressed your interest in “promoting and protecting human rights”. Since then, 75 journalists, human rights activists, trade unionists, librarians and political activists have been arrested and sentenced to up to 28 years in prison. They had been working to “build democracy and the rule of law,” a goal proclaimed in the Summit’s final declaration.Among them was the journalist and poet Raúl Rivero, who was arrested on 20 March this year and sentenced on 7 April to 20 years in prison after a sham trial at which defence rights were not respected. He was accused of “undermining the country’s independence and territorial integrity.” He defended himself by saying: “I don’t plot, I write.” Rivero was accused of publishing his articles outside the country, but only the state-controlled media is allowed in Cuba. He was also accused of meeting US diplomats in Havana. Neither of these actions are crimes in a democracy.The evidence against him included a Sony radio, a tape recorder, a computer battery charger, a typewriter, a Samsung laptop computer and accessories and several audio and video cassettes allegedly “containing material aimed at destroying Cuba’s economic, political and social system.”Rivero is not the only victim. The Cuban Commisson for Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN) reports that the crackdown of last March increased the number of political prisoners in the country to more than 300.As a new Ibero-American Summit opens, our committee calls on you to stick to your promises and make human rights your main focus. We know several of you who have suffered under repressive regimes will be especially concerned to do this.Our committee is alarmed that neither Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva or Argentine foreign minister Rafael Bielsa met the families of the jailed dissidents during their recent visits to Havana.We urge all of you to press Vice-President Carlos Lage, who will represent Cuba at the Summit, for the release of these prisoners. Our committee also calls on you to condemn their imprisonment in the final declaration of the Summit, whose duty is to defend the principles it proclaims.We trust you will give these requests of ours your very best attention.center_img October 12, 2018 Find out more November 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to the heads of state about the human rights situation in Cuba News October 15, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Respectfully,Jorge Semprun, writer, president of the Raúl Rivero Support CommitteeRobert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without BordersJorge Masetti and Ileana de la Guardia, Sin VisaJoin the Raúl Rivero Support Committee News The Raúl Rivero Support Committee calls on heads of state attending theIberoamerican Summit in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) on 14 and 15 November to pushthe Cuban government to release political prisoners. The Committee’s openletter was printed in the Bolivian dailies El Deber and La Prensa on 14November. to go furtherlast_img read more

Italian Job Was One That Turned Out To Have Many Roles

first_imgFacebook NewsItalian Job Was One That Turned Out To Have Many RolesBy Tom Savage – March 18, 2020 53 Print A general view of a rugby ball. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/SportsfileI WASN’T meant to be playing that day. I wasn’t meant to be playing at all actually now that I think about it. It was five or six years ago. I was in Italy working as a part-time performance analyst, a part-time underage coach, a part-time Venetian tour guide, part-time barman, and part-time waiterAnd on one wet Sunday afternoon, a part-time player in the lower tiers of local Italian rugby after a bunch of the local first-team players were made unavailable because of a wedding.  The game wasn’t supposed to be on a Sunday but had been moved by the tournament organisers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wedding was on Sunday (for luck) but you’d need all that good luck if you planned on telling an Italian bride and her mother that you, your brothers and your childhood friends couldn’t attend the wedding because of a league game 100 kilometres down the road.The groom, wanting to live a long, healthy life, decided to take the smart route and binned off the game and his brothers and friends did the same. I began to notice that something was up when the first-team coach texts me on the Wednesday before the game.For context, the coach never texted me. He didn’t give one single shit about my analysis, or video analysis in general, because he liked to only focus on what his team did and, besides the point, he felt that video analysis was a form of unseemly cheating.I was only there at all because the president of the club liked the website I did for him for €300 and, when he asked me what he could do for me in return, I said: “bump up my coaching CV pretty please?” so he planted me in as a video analyst and underage coach.He also loved the idea of Ireland and the Irish because (a) he thought we were good luck and (b) he thought Ireland was a magical, foggy island in the Atlantic that fascinated him, even though he had never been there but that’s another story.Anyway, the text said, “you are free Sunday”. There wasn’t a question mark. He knew I was “free Sunday” because I was supposed to be at the game videoing it. Those four words told me all I needed to know. I would finally be of actual use to him.When I text him back saying that I was supposed to be at the game doing video, he clarified that he wanted to know if I was down to play on Sunday. I suppose I was. “It is OK,” he texted back. “We have a tripod for the camera.” Replaced by €30 bit of plastic? A new low.So anyway, I would be needed at training the day after to get into what we were doing. I wanted to play in the forwards but he didn’t buy my usual trick of turning my 5’11” into a togged out 6’1″ and told me I was too small for the back row.It would have to be the backs. I could still carry a ball at that point, so I was put into midfield to replace the Best Man. The other wedding attendees were replaced by a ragtag bunch of ringers who would be pretending to be registered players for the purposes of this league game, refereed as it was by a ref from outside the regional fed.The team we played that Sunday contained six of the biggest guys I’d ever seen on the same pitch like me, at that point. I’d been wiped out by lads on the field before of course – in New Zealand, for example – but none of those guys were dramatically bigger than me in my gigantic togged out state of 6’1″.Their pack had three guys that were legitimately around 6’6″. One of their second rows was coming up on 6’8″. One of their props was around 6’2″ but hauling 19 stone around under it without a massive gut, which is always scary. The guy playing opposite me in midfield looked around 6’4″ and had shoulders so wide you could legitimately fit two heads either side of his real head and it wouldn’t look crowded.That day I saw our pack get absolutely annihilated. Out-jumped, out scrummaged, out-mauled, blown back in contact and, to put a technical term on it, absolutely nuked to within an inch of their lives.I ran into the Roman God Mars in the midfield three or four times on the crash and it felt like running into a large pile of stones. I didn’t find one collision that I wouldn’t lose. Well, actually, I did manage to run over their scrum half off a scrum, but that was a bit like taking pride in getting the shit kicked out of you by Mike Tyson but breaking his knuckle with your forehead.My day was spent running into brick walls and waving lads through in defence like runway Marshalls in Top Gun. And these guys weren’t even very good. We only lost by 15 points (I think) on the day because they might have looked (and felt) like Thor and his buddies, but they had hands like the Teletubbies.That game informed me on the reality of the vast majority of rugby games once you get into adulthood. Size wins you games. It was true six years ago and it’s even truer today.The post Italian Job Was One That Turned Out To Have Many Roles appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Advertisement Previous articleTaoiseach adresses COVID-19 pandemic in Ministerial BroadcastNext articleLive At Home – the new going out! Tom Savagelast_img read more

Retirement policy hold ups leave HR hanging in limbo

first_imgRetirement policy hold ups leave HR hanging in limboOn 11 May 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Government delays in deciding a policy on mandatory retirement are creatingdifficulties for HR departments. Industry observers expected the Government to outline its policy on mandatoryretirement earlier this year, but Whitehall departments are still consideringwhether to standardise retirement at 65, extend it to 70, or abolish it alltogether. A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “A lot ofthe detail is led by the DTI. It is in discussion at the moment, reviewing thetimetable for further consultation, and will announce a further timetable indue course. We cannot say if it will be weeks, or longer than that.” Before the end of 2006, businesses must comply with age discriminationissues as set out in the EU Employment Directive. The directive gives theGovernment some discretion over how this is implemented, but it has yet toannounce its policy. This leaves organisations little time to consult unions and employeerepresentatives before putting their own measures in place, according to OwenWarnock, partner in the HR group at law firm Eversheds. David Yeandle, deputy director of employment policy with the manufacturers’organisation EEF, said employers were very concerned about the delay. He wantsthe Government to maximise the time between the final regulations beingavailable and the implementation deadline. The EEF has called for a default retirement age of 65 – the currentpensionable age for most staff – and has urged the Government not to introducea retirement age greater than 65. Although most people now choose to retire at65 or earlier, this may not be the case in 2010, when the state pension mightbe less attractive and private pensions less generous, Yeandle said. “It could make life much more complicated because HR departments willnot know when people are going to leave, and how they can plan forsuccession,” he added. By Lindsay Clark Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more