Labour breaks silence over whether State Pension age will rise after July

The Labour Party has broken its silence over whether the State Pension age will rise if they win the July 4 General Election. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) State Pension age is currently 66 years old for both men and women but will start gradually increasing again from 6 May 2026.

State Pension age is gradually increasing for men and women, and will gradually rise to 67 for those born on or after April 1960. State Pension age is going to be kept under review, which means that it could change again in the future. This depends on different factors, such as changes in life expectancy.

Today, Liz Kendall promised Sun readers she will not raise the state pension age beyond current plans. At the local Bridge Café, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary told The Sun “we've got no plans" to raise the state pension age beyond then.

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“We always want to look at all of the evidence as is normally done. There's a normal process that you go through. I want people to have more years of good life," she said. The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said: “Pensioners aren't fooled.

“They’ve seen the cost of living rise. We've got the highest tax burden for 70 years. So please don't give any end to this rubbish from the Tories that they're somehow going to be lowering taxes on pensioners.” Your State Pension age is the earliest age you can start receiving your State Pension.

It may be different to the age you can get a workplace or personal pension. The government has an online tool to check when you’ll reach State Pension age as well as your Pension Credit qualifying age and when you’ll be eligible for free bus travel, with it available to view online now.