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Osborne defends raising state pension age

Britain's state pension system faced collapse if action had not been taken to raise the age at which people will be able to retire, George Osborne has claimed. yesterday he announced it would be raised to 68 in the mid-2030s and 69 in the late-2040s.

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Osborne is 'winning votes among older people'

George Osborne has announced that the state pension to rise by £2.95 a week from next April, leaving pensioners £800 a year better off from Government measures since 2010.

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