BREAKING: Work until you are 68: State pension age rise brought forward SEVEN years
MILLIONS of Britons are set to wait longer to retire, after the state pension age will rise sooner than previously outlined, the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has today confirmed.
By Lana Clements
PUBLISHED: 13:45, Wed, Jul 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 14:38, Wed, Jul 19, 2017
The official retirement age is now due to rise to 68 by 2039, impacting anyone who is 47-years-old or younger, in line with a review by John Cridand, David Gauke today revealed.
The changes will affect everyone born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978, and brings forward the state pension age rise by seven years.
Mr Gauke blamed increasing life expectancy for the sooner than expected rise.