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Men and women born between October 6, 1954 and April 5, 1960 will now hit state pension age on their 66th birthday.

Commenting on the change, Pete Glancy, Head of Policy at Scottish Widows said: “As people live longer, it’s clear many will also have to work for longer.

“The increase to state pension age provides a timely reminder to everyone to check your pension pots and ask yourself whether the savings you’ve built up are enough for the kind of life you want in retirement.

“Particularly in the context of COVID-19 and its impact on people’s finances, the temptation for many may be to view paying into a private pension as an expense they can do without. 

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