We cannot afford to defer the increase in the pension age

Our ageing population requires us to double down on pension reform, not reverse it as part of a giveaway election campaign

26th January, 2020
We cannot afford to defer the increase in the pension age
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In the opening days of the general election campaign, political parties have been unveiling a whole host of new spending pledges in a bid to woo voters.

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