State pension age goes up to 68

The state pension age for those born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978 is to rise to 68. The Government’s new revised timetable brings forward the age increase by seven years. Latest projections from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of people over state pension age in the UK is expected to grow by a third between 2017 and 2042, from 12.4 million in 2017 to 16.9 million in 2042.

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