State pension age campaign

Are you one of the 4.9m people affected?

The Pensions Bill proposed to equalise men's and women's state pension age at 65 in November 2018, and then raise it to 66 by April 2020. This was 6 years earlier than planned, and we thought this didn't leave those affected with enough time to plan for their financial futures.

After months of campaigning from Age UK, the Government amended this Bill and it is now law.

All of us at Age UK would like to thank the thousands of women who have helped our campaign.

If you were born before 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1960:

Download this guide to find out when you'll receive your state pension.

Our campaign

A poster for our State Pensions Age campaign (photo copyright Georgie Scott/Age UK)

During the campaign, Age UK placed posters around Westminster and St James Park in London, where politicians and central government officials are based.

[Photo credit: copyright Georgie Scott/Age UK]

Age UK visited No.10

To keep up the pressure on the Government, six of our campaigners delivered a giant postcard to David Cameron on 12 September 2011.
State pension age campaigners visit No.10

Mass lobby on Wednesday, 18 May 2011

You can view photographs and a video from our mass lobby day:

Mass lobby photo gallery

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Help and advice

If you're affected by these proposals you can get help and advice from us or your local Age UK or Age Concern.

Two woman walking arm in arm.

Support older carers

Age UK is campaigning to raise the profile of older carers by calling for financial, emotional and practical support.

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