Consultation outcome

State Pension age independent review: interim report with questions

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We published the State Pension age independent review final report on 23 March 2017.

Original consultation


This interim report and consultation seeks research, insights and evidence to support the continuing independent review.

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Consultation description

The Pensions Act 2014 requires the government to review the State Pension age during each Parliament.

The State Pension age independent review is gathering evidence and will consider a broad range of factors before making recommendations to the government in 2017.

The independent review will note existing arrangements already in law. However, it is forward looking and keen to consider the changing demographic, economic and behavioural landscape of the future. These changes, rather than the present context, will be at the heart of its recommendations on setting the right State Pension age.

It is hoped, that this interim report and the questions it asks, will stimulate wider discussion. The independent review welcomes any research, insights or supporting evidence.

Read the terms of reference for the independent review.


Independent review of the State Pension age: interim report

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Published 13 October 2016