The long awaited decision in the case of R (on the application of Age UK v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has finally been delivered. The High Court in England has ruled that the Government’s Default Retirement Age (DRA) of 65, introduced in 2006, is not unlawful. However, the Court commented that there are convincing reasons for the Government to reconsider this soon. A Government review of the DRA was already scheduled for 2011 but this has now been brought forward to early 2010. It is likely that the several hundred cases in the Employment Tribunal Service system dependent on this decision will now be dismissed.