IMPACT conference liveblog: State pension

Angela Kirk
Angela Kirk

There’s a need to develop a coherent policy approach around the conflict between contractual retirement ages and the increases in the age when the state pension applies. Conference has backed a motion that the age for payment of the state pension be restored to 65 and, as an immediate step.

National secretary Angela Kirk, speaking on behalf of the CEC, said that the recent changes to the age at which citizens become eligible for the state pension will have “serious consequences” for workers.

She warned that workers would find themselves caught in an “income gap” between their compulsory retirement age and the age at which they will receive the state pension.