Roy Gill on retirement: 'Life was just going past'

The government is planning to scrap the default retirement age in the UK from October 2011.

Under the proposal employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff because they had reached the age of 65.

Activists, who have long campaigned against the rule, welcomed the proposal as a "victory" against ageism.

Currently an employer can force an employee to retire at the age of 65 without paying any financial compensation.

Roy Gill is 75 and works at Asda. He went back to work because he was bored and felt life was passing him by.

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