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State pension age rises causing huge uncertainty for older workers

28 November 2018

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Research involving Professor Sarah Vickerstaff uncovers numerous issues being caused by the rising state pension age.

The alignment of state pension ages for women and men – while in some senses a milestone for gender equality – has created very real difficulties for those whose who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to.

As a result many older workers, particularly women, are living increasingly precarious lives because they are being forced to remain working in physically demanding and sometimes insecure jobs.

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