Policy paper

Future State Pension age rises: DWP background note

A background note on the core principle underpinning future State Pension age rises, announced in the Autumn Statement 2013.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The core principle underpinning future State Pension age rises: DWP background note

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In the Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013, the Chancellor announced the government’s position that people should spend, on average, up to one third of their adult life drawing a State Pension.

This note provides further detail on this core principle and how it may be defined in practice.

Published 5 December 2013