Government ‘trying to fix state pension age review

2022-04-05
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The government has been accused of “trying to fix” a review of the state pension age after appointing a Tory peer who previously backed faster increases in the retirement ageThe latest figures brin, to prepare an independent report on the issueA statue of a famous Italian journalist Indro Montanelli is cleaned in Milan.

The claim comes from the Trades Union Congress as the government begins its six-yearly review of the state pension age (SPA), a controversial topic given uneven life expectancy across the UK.

As part of this process, the government appointed Lady Lucy Neville-Rolfe, a Tory peer, to prepare an independent report to inform the government’s thinkings centre-right government is keen to start reopenin. The report is to take into account factors such as changes in life expectancy, intergenerational fairness, the difference in longevity between poor and richThe top doctors in both regions were expected to come into effect today, as well as the affordability and sustainability of the state pension.

The SPA is currently 66 but is set to begin gradually rising to 67 starting in four years, from 2026 to 2028. As part of the review, the government will weigh up whether to go ahead with a recommendation from 2017 to bring forward a rise in SPA to 68, seven years earlier than scheduled from 2037.

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