Government say state pension age is rising too slowly

Iain Duncan Smith has said that the government believes the state pension age is rising too slowly. In an interview with the BBC, Work & Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said, "We've always said that the timescale left by the last government was too slow." The state pension age is currently set to rise to 67 by 2036 and to 68 by 2046 and whilst it has been stressed that a final decision has not yet been reached, it is clear that the government are considering other options. Mr Duncan Smith continued, "The [last] government left us with a deadline in the 2030s ...