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FT Article on pension age

23rd December 2012 07:47

 

'Pension age to be linked to rising life expectancy'

"Britons will have to wait longer to receive a state pension under a government plan that will see future increases in pension age linked to fast-rising life expectancy.

George Osborne, chancellor, had made an automatic review of the state pension age in line with longevity the price of his support for a move to a new, flat-rate pension intended to reduce reliance on means-tested benefits and help the lower paid..."

To read the rest of this article, including Prof Sir Michael Marmot's comments on healthy life expectancy and inequalities, please see the article on the FT website.