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MPs to debate raising retirement age to 70

A motion to raise the retirement age goes up for debate today in the House of Assembly.

Legislators heard on May 10 about plans to increase the retirement and pensionable age at the same time from 65 to 70 over a ten-year period, with the retirement age to move to 68 inside a five-year period.

A more transparent arrangement for the hiring of advisers and consultants by the Government will also be discussed.

If approved, the Premier and Opposition Leaders Personal Staffs Act will require all appointments and salaries to be published annually.

A report on work to boost the Government's efficiency is to be tabled, and Wayne Furbert, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, will update MPs on the work of the Efficiency Committee.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, will give a ministerial statement on the island's railway trails.

MPs will hear about TN Tatem Middle School, which is closed for renovations after repeated outbreaks of mould, from Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education.

Sessions House (File photograph)

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Published May 31, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 31, 2019 at 8:37 am)

MPs to debate raising retirement age to 70

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