House of Commons pensions vote count
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Pensions Bill passed in the Commons

Plans to raise the age at which people can claim their state pension are a step closer.

MPs have voted in favour of the bill which would mean both men and women having to wait until they have turned 66 before being eligible for the payments.

The government has promised to look into transitional arrangements for those who will be left with little time to prepare for the change.

Carole Walker reports.

  • 21 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK