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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a report outlining the government’s proposals for changing the state pension age from 2028. This follows an announcement by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, David Gauke, that the rise in State Pension Age (SPA) to 68 will now happen in 2039 rather than 2046, affecting those currently aged between 39 and 47. This is in line with the recommendation in John Cridland’s review.

Note that any changes to SPA still require primary legislation and will be subject to the full scrutiny by parliament.

For further information please read the government’s press release about state pension changes.