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Public Sector: Pensions

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public sector pension schemes have a standard retirement age of less than 65 years of age. (250500)

Normal pension ages for major public sector occupational pension schemes are given in table 3.23 on page 23 of the Occupational Pension Schemes Annual Report, 2007 edition, published by the Office for National Statistics on 23 September 2008,

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/OccPension2007/OPSS_Annual_Report_2007.pdf

This table reflects the position in 2007 and since then the NHS scheme has introduced a normal pension age of 65 for new entrants from April 2008 and, in due course, for other members who wish to transfer to the revised terms.