Past pension ‘mistakes must be avoided’

Mistakes of the past must be avoided when telling people of any rise in their state pension age, the author of a major review has told the government

John Cridland published the independent review on Thursday, proposing that those under the age of 45 may have to work a year longer, to 68.

He told BBC Radio 4's Money Box that there should be no repeat of the issues currently facing women in their 50s.

Many say they were not told directly of two rises in their state pension age.

Their campaign, known as Waspi - Women Against State Pension Inequality - argues that poor communication meant many were surprised to discover they had to work for longer.

The Cridland report, one of two published earlier in the week addressing the future of the state pension, examines the cost of increased longevity to the state pension.

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