UK workers face staggering retirement age rise

UK workers face staggering retirement age rise

Retirement age rises have been threatening the workforce, as the prospect of a work-free life edges further and further away.

The latest World Economic Forum (WEF) report does little to stave off those woes, confirming that Britain’s retirement age will, most likely, rise to 70-years-of-age.

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Comments (2)

  • Frustrated
    Tue, 30 May 2017 12:25pm BST
    Why is there such age discrimination of the 50 plus when it comes to finding a new job. If you take a 55 year old they potentially have at least 12 years to state retirement and maybe even longer should they so chose. They have a wealth of experience and skills that will have been fully updated through continuous employment, so why oh why eliminate them because of age.
  • Brenda
    Sat, 27 May 2017 8:59pm BST
    To have paid in via NI Contributions for my Pension, plus the Work Place Pension is the replacement for NI contributions over next few years. Born in 1956b I have been forced to retire at 67 with no communication to this. But it seems all the monies I pay could end up I do not get if older retire age is actioned so why pay in for something I will be dead by that age due to pressure of working & trying to keep private rent roof over my head needing a level of salary to meet criteria required.