Baroness Kate Hoey has warned it’s “quite awful” for people to suddenly discover they will have to wait longer to claim their state pension after working all their lives. She said this can be particularly devastating news for those who have worked in manual labour and who may not want to work into their later years as others can.
The former Home Office minister appeared on TalkTV this morning as the Government is set to make an announcement about the state pension age today.
The Government is expected to announce plans to bring forward the move to 68 is to be shelved.
The current state pension age is 66 for both men and women with plans in place for this to gradually increase to 67 and 68.
Baroness Hoey told presenter Mike Graham: “You meet people who are past retiring age and are still actually very, very busy.
“There’s no …