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Money Box: Conservative pension proposals

The Conservative Party have announced that to save money they would bring forward the date when the state pension age would rise to 66 for both men and

They claim that the money saved would allow them to stick to their pledge to link the state pension with rises in earnings.

Under existing government plans, the pension age for men will increase to 66 in 2026. The Tories have said they want to look at bringing that date forward to 2016 at the earliest.

Money Box discussed the plans with Nigel Waterson, Shadow Minister for Work & Pensions and MP for Eastbourne.

This item was first broadcast on Radio 4's Money Box on Saturday, 10 October 2009.

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