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Autumn statement: Pension age delay brought forward

The date when eligibility for a state pension rises to the age of 68 is being brought forward to the mid-2030s, the Chancellor has confirmed.

Mr Osborne said the change was needed so pension age "keeps tracks with life expectancy" and future taxpayers would be spared a massive bill.

Previously the change was not due to come in until 2046; the age restriction could rise again, to 69, by the late 2040s.

Dan Johnson reports.

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