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Amber Rudd rules out raising State Pension Age

Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, has ruled out raising the state pension age (SPA) to 75, as proposed by think tank The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) earlier this week.

Speaking on a visit to Plymouth yesterday (20 August), Rudd said that there was “no prospect” that the proposal to increase the SPA to 70 by 2028 and 75 by 2035 would be actioned.

She commented: “This is not government policy. Government policy is set at young people entering the workforce to retire at 68.

“There is no prospect of raising that age to 75. I would rule it out, yes.”