Research and analysis
State Pension age periodic review: report by the Government Actuary
A report on how State Pension age timetables might need to change beyond 2028, based on projections of life expectancy in future years.
Ref: ISBN 9781474140300, HC 989 2016-17 PDF, 1.6MB, 57 pages
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Periodic review of rules about State Pension age: Report by the Government Actuary (print-ready PDF)
Ref: ISBN 9781474140294 PDF, 2.3MB, 60 pages
The Government Actuary was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to look at how State Pension age timetables might need to change beyond 2028, based on projections of life expectancy in future years, to inform the first State Pension age review.
The Government Actuary has considered 2 scenarios to inform his report, reflecting individuals spending 33.3% and 32.0% of their adult life over State Pension age, based on adult life starting at age 20.
The Pensions Act 2014 requires the government to review State Pension age every 6 years. The first review is due to report back by May 2017.
Beside the Government Actuary’s report, an independent report (led by John Cridland) on wider factors relevant to State Pension age has been published and will also inform the State Pension age review.
Published: 23 March 2017
Updated: 27 March 2017
- Published revised PDFs with updated information about Parliament on the inside front cover.
- First published.