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Raising UK state pension age to 66 has seen big increase in working 65-year-olds, but particularly deprived women

  • Written by Laurence O'Brien, Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Raising UK state pension age to 66 has seen big increase in working 65-year-olds, but particularly deprived womenRetirement is not what it used to be. Gary Craig

The UK state pension age has been rising in recent years, most recently with a staggered increase for both men and women from 65 to 66 between December 2018 and October 2020. While the male state pension age had previously been 65 since the late 1940s, for women this followed a previous rise in their...

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