Budget 2011: Changes to state pension age to be brought forward

The government is to bring forward proposals to manage future changes in the state pension age automatically, including the option of a regular independent review of longevity changes.

The measure is designed to ensure the costs arising from increased longevity are spread more fairly between generations, with cost savings and improved economic growth helping to ensure sustainable public finances in the future.

The government has already said that it will bring forward the increase in the state pension age to 66 to April 2020.

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