Policy Document

An Act to make provision relating to pensions; and for connected purposes




United Kingdom


Work & Retirement


Activation Policies 50+

Main implications

The act establishes regulations related to pension entitlement. It amends both the timetable for increasing the state pension age to 66 and, consequently, the previous timetable for equalising women’s state pension age. Women’s state pension age will increase more quickly to 65 between April 2016 and November 2018. The state pension age for both men and women will start to increase in December 2018 to reach 66 in October 2020.

Benefits & Requirements

Read the Law

Full Text Source in English

2011, c. 19

Original full text source in native language

2011, c. 19

Full text web source in English


Original full text web source in native language


Comments & Clarifications

The Act was informed by the Government’s November 2010 White Paper: A sustainable State Pension: when the State Pension age will increase to 66 (CM 7956), which may be accessed online at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/when-the-state-pension-age-should-increase-to-66-call-for-evidence.

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

British Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. "The Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011". Available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1069/memorandum/contents


Alyson Silkowski
London School of Economics

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SPLASH-db.eu (2012): Policy: "An Act to make provision relating to pensions; and for connected purposes" (Information provided by Alyson Silkowski). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].