Confusion reigns over ageism rules. By Dan Martin

As the UK prepares for new age discrimination rules coming into force on Sunday, employers remain confused about the extent of the regulations with one business group claiming that the minimum wage, increases to which are introduced on the same day, could be challenged on age discrimination grounds.

Billed as one of the biggest changes to employment law for decades, on 1 October it will become illegal to discriminate against employees and job applicants on the grounds of age.

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