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Temporary reduction in state pension age to allow over 60s the option to retire.

Submitted on Wednesday 7th October 2020

Rejected on Wednesday 14th October 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Temporary reduction in state pension age to allow over 60s the option to retire.

Petition Details

To reduce the age people can claim their stare pension to 60, under emergency measures, giving the vulnerable a financially viable option to retire early and shelter from Covid19. This will have an added bonus of creating vacancies to get thousands of younger people back into work after job losses.

Additional Information

To temporarily reduce the age a person can claim their pension, even by a couple of years is a practical and sincere way to drastically help in the effort against Covid19 by giving the more vulnerable over 60s an option to retire early should they wish to. This will also free up thousands of jobs for those who are now out of work due to the economic turmoil caused by Covid19. If done tactfully this investment could solve multiple issues.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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You may wish to sign some of these petitions:

Voluntary early retirement at 60 with reduced state pension: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553375

Lower the State Pension age to 60: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/550097

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