Declining life expectancy could 'put brakes on' UK state pension age increases

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Declining life expectancy could 'put brakes on' UK state pension age increases

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The second review of state pension age (SPA) has been launched by the government, which will consider whether the increase to age 68 should be brought forward to 2037-39 from the current plan of a gradual rise to 68 between 2044 and 2046 for those born on or after April 1977. The review will consider a wide range of evidence, including life expectancy data, which has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Life expectancy across most regions in the UK slowed for males and females...

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