The state pension age has been rising over a number of years. This is due to life expectancy increasing, meaning the government have increased the amount of time a person must live before they’re able to get the payments. State pension age is now at least 65 for both men and women. This will continue to increase gradually, with the next changes coming into effect on Monday.
The state pension age is rising - but a July 2017 review has seen the government propose new plans
Under the current UK law, the state pension age is due to rise to 68 between 2044 and 2046.
However, the state pension age is under review.
Following a review in July 2017, the government announced plans to bring this schedule forward.
Instead, the state pension age would reach 68 between 2037 and 2039.
A number of people may be affected by these changes.
However, it’s worth being aware that before they are agreed, they would