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Two thirds of workers robbed of retirement hopes

Issue No. 2285

What will the state pension age changes mean for you?

What will the state pension age changes mean for you?


Government plans to make us work three years longer would mean that workers have to literally work until they break.

If the Tories follow through on their plan to raise the state retirement age to 68 only one third of people would reach the retirement age in good health, according to a recent report.

The rest would retire with a life-limiting mental or physical disability—or else die before they got that far.

The report was researched by a team at University College London led by Michael Marmot.

“It won’t just be the poor,” said Marmot, who is a recent president of the British Medical Association and an international expert on the links between economic status and longevity. “It will be the bottom two thirds.”


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