Decision on raising the State Pension age not expected until after the general election
The government has decided that their planned State Pension age increase to 68 will not be brought forward yet.
The news has no doubt brought relief to thousands of people born in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As things stand, those born on or after 5 April 1977 will remain as the first cohort of people expected to work to 68.
To help you understand the planned increases and why they are happening, we have put the following together to explain everything you need to know about the changes:
- Why is the State Pension age increase not being brought forward?
- Will the State Pension age increase affect me?
- Why is the State Pension age gradually rising?
- The State Pension age timeline.
- How much is the State Pension?
- Plan ahead for your retirement,