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Public sector retirement age set to rise to 66

The government is to say for the first time that it plans to link the public sector retirement age to the state pension age, which is to rise to 66.

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, is also due to confirm public sector pensions will be based on workers' average salaries.

The announcement comes as up to 750,000 public sector workers are due to walk out on 30 June.

John Moylan reports.

  • 17 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK
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