Poll shows lack of support for pension rescue strategies

There appears to be little public enthusiasm for the Commission on Pensions’ strategies to defuse the ticking pensions timebomb

When asked if they would support gradually increasing the state pension age of 66 to 67 by 2031, and then 68 by 2039, only 13 per cent of people said they fully supported such a move. Picture: Getty

There is little public support for the core proposals detailed by a commission to manage the country’s looming pensions time bomb, according to a new Business Post/Red C poll.

The Commission on Pensions was set up in 2020 to establish how to ensure the state pension system can be maintained in the future as more people live for longer and the population ages. On current projections, there will be a shortfall of €13.35 billion in ...