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Raising the state pension age hits the hard-working the hardest

11/02/2011, 11:43:46 AM

By John Hannett

Any increase in the state pension age has the biggest impact on those who cannot afford to retire without it.  Predominantly men in low-income jobs and women.

That is why Usdaw member, Barbara Bates, has set up a petition against the Tory-led government’s plans to speed up the increase in the state pension age to 66 by 2020 for both men and women:

Barbara’s story sets out how she feels that ministers have robbed her of two years of freedom, and of over £10,000 of state pension that she has been working for since the age of 15. (more…)

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