State Pension age review

This collection brings together publications related to the first review of the State Pension as required by the Pensions Act 2014.

The Pensions Act 2014 requires the State Pension age to be reviewed during each Parliament. The reviews will consider changes in life expectancy and wider changes in society. They will help to ensure that the State Pension remains sustainable for generations to come.

We published the final report of the first review in July 2017. The review was forward looking and did not re-examine the existing timetable for increases up to April 2028.

To inform the first review, the government commissioned:

  • an independent review to examine a wide range of evidence and analysis
  • a report from Government Actuary’s Department (GAD)

Final report

Read the final report and a summary of the proposed new timetable for State Pension age increases.

Independent review

Government Actuary's report

Press releases

Published 13 October 2016
Last updated 19 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added the State Pension age review final report.

  2. Added 1) the independent review final report and 2) the report by the Government Actuary 3) the press release about the reports.

  3. First published.