Pension changes to hit 109,000 in the north

The change will affect all men and women currently between the age of 39 and 47, who will be forced to work a year longer before they can access their state pension entitlement.

Shadow Scottish Secretary Lesley Laird MP said Labour has pledged to leave the state pension age at 66 while reviewing the evidence emerging around life expectancy.

She said: “This is yet another disgraceful and unjustified attack on the state pension by this Tory Government, which is asking millions of people to work longer to pay for its failing austerity plans.

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