I'm afraid it's 66 Annie, according to the Gov pension calulator:Annie wrote: Imagine my disappointment when my retirement age went up from 60 to its either 62 or 66 not sure which. But i'm willing to go now!!!!!! any offers?
http://pensions-service.direct.gov.uk/e ... r/home.asp
Far too old for many in physically/mentally demanding jobs in my opinion. We need to phase
down some demanding jobs. I've offered to become a job share with another worker but my
employer does not want this, they want me at full time untill pension age. They obviously want to exploit my experience and knowledge but someday they will have to find a replacement. Writing off the young, in favour of older more experienced, just builds up a yet bigger problem for the future. Wouldn't it be better to work out pensionable age on 'work type' or years of service or similar.
I know the model HMG answer will always be that they can't afford it but can they afford 'not'
to look at preparing for tomorrows problems too. If not they will be following 'New Labours'
concept of not worrying about tomorrow.
I know it's no easy quick-fix but the young do need to work IMO!