State Pension  

Raise retirement age to help UK recovery, says policymaker

"For those less fortunate, that means potentially many years on job-seeking benefits before they can access the safety net of the state pension."

He said more government support for dedicated retraining programmes was urgently required.

Meanwhile the government is increasing the age at which people can access their pension under pension freedoms from 55 to 57 in 2028.

amy.austin@ft.com

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