Pensions Policy Institute demands state pension overhaul

“This option could also exacerbate the current skills gap by encouraging workers to forego further education and jump straight into the workplace at age 16 in anticipation of receiving the state pension at age 61.

“Additionally, allowing unreduced early access for particular individuals - for example, those with disabilities and/ or caring responsibilities - would simply be too complex to implement: what happens when the person for whom they are caring dies?

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“Is the early state pension suddenly switched off?”