People in their 20s, 30s and 40s can expect to work for longer before they can claim a state pension.
In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor indicated that the pension age would rise to 68 by the mid 2030s, and 69 in the mid 2040s.
How could these changes affect us, as individuals and a society?
It was a topic for debate on this month's Around The House, with the Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border Rory Stewart, the Sunderland Central Labour MP Julie Elliott and the Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.
Watch the discussion here:
More top news
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take care when having barbecues this summer.
Four attractions in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders have been recognised by TripAdvisor for their consistently high reviews.
Sarah McClay was mauled by a tiger at South Lakes Safari Zoo in 2013. The Zoo will be prosecuted for alleged health and safety breaches.