This is a freeview 'At a glance' guide to the state pension age: what is the new state pension age?

The state pension age is gradually being increased. What is the current state pension age? How often is it reviewed? 

The table below summarises current state pension ages:

Your date of birth

Current state pension age

On or before 5 April 1960


Between 6 April 1960 and 5 April 1977

Between 66 years and 1 month, and 67 years, depending on your date of birth

Between 6 April 1977 and 5 April 1978

Between 67 years and 1 month, and 67 years 11 months and one day, depending on your date of birth

On or after 6 April 1978



The government are required by the Pensions Act 2014 to review the state pension age every six years. The next review is due by July 2023. 

What's new? 

Useful guides on this topic

Pensions: tax rules and planning
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Pensions: tax charge for excess contributions
When does a tax charge arise for excess pension contributions? What are taxpayers' responsibilities under Self Assessment? 

Pension contributions: Personal or company?
Is it more tax efficient to pay pension contributions personally or via your own company?

External link

GOV.UK: Check your State Pension age

Section 27 Pensions Act 2014: Periodic review of rules about pensionable age

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