Government to review state pension age for second time

'State pension age will impact most citizens at some point'

Julia Bahr
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The government has launched a second pension age state review, which will consider whether the increase to age 68 should be brought forward to 2037-39 from the current plan of a gradual rise to 68 between 2044 and 2046 for those born on or after April 1977.

Published on February 9, an independent review carried out by Baroness Neville-Rolfe is seeking views on the fairness, sustainability and affordability of the state pension system. Neville-Rolfe's report makes recommendations to the government on what should be taken into account when setting the state pension age in future. The call for evidence will collect information to inform the independent report and is part of the evidence gathering stage of Neville-Rolfe's report. The review will consider whether the rules around pensionable age are appropriate, based on the latest life ex...

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