As the Chancellor today reads out his Autumn statement one of the main points that will stand out to many people is the increase in the state retirement age from 65 to 68 years old being brought forward to the mid-2030′s, with the possibility of it rising even further by the late 40′s. (Is it just me or does it seem a little weird talking about the 40′s in the future tense?). I know that the year 2046 may seem a long way off right now but the move will affect millions of people in their thirties and forties and there is no guarantee that these dates won’t be moved even further forward in the coming years. With this in mind then it did get me to thinking, what age is it reasonable to expect a person to work until?
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