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Allow early access to a reduced state pension from the age of 60

Submitted by Tom Hayes on Tuesday 1st June 2021

Published on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 8th December 2021

Current Signatures: 20
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Allow early access to a reduced state pension from the age of 60

Petition Details

Provided a person has adequate qualifying NI contributions for a state pension, and has sufficient private pension/other income to show they will not need to rely on welfare, it should be possible to take a reduced state pension from the age of 60.

Additional Information

Some people are eligible for a private workplace pension before state retirement age and would like to retire early but cannot afford to without a state pension as a top up.

An early state pension reduced pro rata for every year earlier its taken could enable this.

The retired could contribute to the economy in the form of part-time work, income tax paid on their pensions and the purchase of services such as home improvements using capital released from pension funds.


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