5 December 2013
Two years later, the 2013 Autumn Statement announced the principle "that people should expect to spend, on average, up to one third of their adult life in receipt of the State Pension."
It was also clear that cost was a major consideration "These recommendations should be affordable in the long term" (para 1.1).
And the principle that there should be one state pension age for all was being abandoned "the review is to have regard to: Variations between different groups" (para 2.3). That leaves the way open for pension age to vary with postcode as life expectancy does; with occupation; or even with education - should someone who starts contributing at 16 reach state pension age earlier than someone who does not start until 21?
The Review will report to Government by January 2017 and a decision will be made by the Chancellor George Osborne before 7 May 2017 (para 3.1). Perhaps in the 2017 Budget.