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Prison Officers: Retirement

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 132934, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what impact assessment has been carried out for increasing the state pension age of prison officers to 68.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The Pensions Act 2007 increased State Pension age to 68 between 2044-46.

A general Regulatory Impact Assessment was conducted for the Pension Act 2007. It did not look at specific professions.

Government committed in legislation to undertake a review of State Pension age every six years, which means that the statutory deadline for the publication of the next Government review is 2023.

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