Lords debates Bill to raise state pension age to 66

15 February 2011

The Pensions Bill receives its second reading – a general debate on all aspects of the Bill – in the House of Lords on Tuesday 15 February.

The Pensions Bill, which implements recommendations from three recent pensions reviews, brings forward the date equalising the state pension age for men and women, and speeds up the timetable for the for increasing the state pension age to 66. It also amends the requirements for automatically enrolling workers into a workplace pension scheme due to come into effect from 2012 onwards.

Further information

Second reading is the first opportunity for Members of the Lords to debate the main principles and purpose of the Bill and to flag up concerns and areas where they think changes (amendments) are needed.

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