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)