These Regulations belatedly introduce the pensions provisions contained in Schedule 2 to the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. Schedule 2 has undergone a number of significant changes since a brief consultation in October. Most notably, the widespread practice of having different “sections” within pension schemes for those with defined contribution and defined benefit pensions should in most cases no longer require objective justification. si2006/20062931.htm

The DTI has also revised its guidance on the above provisions to take account of the recent changes. pdf