✿ The current retirement age for women is 65 years, rising to 66 years in 2020 and 67 in 2028. The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that women are working longer, typically retiring just before they are 64 years old (in 1998, women retired on average at
60.6 years). The number of women working past the age of 65 years has also trebled in number.
✿ Women aged 55-59 have also seen a growth in employment rate of
18.2%, from 52.5% in
1998 to 70.7% in 2018.
✿ For information on the state pension, visit gov.uk/ new-state-pension