State pension age rise will not be brought forward, government confirms

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03 Apr 2023

The rise in the state pension age to 68 will not yet be brought forward, the government has confirmed.

Under current plans, workers born on or after 5 April 1977 will work to age 68. A government review into the state pension age carried out in 2017 recommended expanding the age group to include individuals born in the late 1960s.

The government confirmed that the state pension age will rise to 67 as planned between 2026 and 2028. It intends to carry out a further review within two years of the next Parliament to reconsider the rise to age 68.

Commenting on the issue, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said: 'It's essential the state pension remains sustainable and fair across the generations. Our balanced approach will help achieve this and ensure we continue to provide security and dignity in retirement for millions of people across the country.'