State pension age to rise to 68 by 2039, in line with Cridland review

James Phillips
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David Gauke made the announcement to the House of Commons
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David Gauke made the announcement to the House of Commons

The government has confirmed it will raise the state pension age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039, seven years ahead of the date range originally planned.

The announcement, which is in line with recommendations by John Cridland in his independent review, was made by secretary of state for work and pensions David Gauke this afternoon (19 July). Spe...

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