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Age resources for firms

Age is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. ICAEW has collated these resources to support organisations and member firms ensure they are compliant with the legislation and supporting their employees.

Age discrimination


Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.



Following on from our survey of 10,000 citizens in 10 European countries, we are publishing a series of blogs to foster further ideas and suggestions on how to encourage more intergenerationally fair policy.

Why older people will need to work longer


In this economia article, David Adams examines why more older people are going to need to work for longer and what this means for them, as well as employers, the economy and society.

Health Insurance benefits


Employers whose Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) schemes do not provide the same benefits to employees of all ages should consider reviewing them, or risk age discrimination claims, following a recent legal ruling. Legal Alert, November 2013.