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Jenny Willott MP, commenting on a fair rise in the State Pension age

June 20, 2011 11:47 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

"In 1970 a person reaching 60 could expect to live a further 18 years. Last year, they could expect to live another 28 years. Advances in healthcare, living standards and technology mean that people in the UK are living longer and life expectancy is rapidly increasing.

This is something we should celebrate, but it is also something for which we must plan. We cannot expect people to work until they drop but the longer people spend in retirement, the more strain this puts on public services and, in particular, on the Government's ability to pay people a decent pension."

Read the full atricle here.