A number of people have asked me for clarification about the new retirement ages and how to work out exactly when their pensions may be expected to start (assuming the Country isn’t bankrupt by then – but that’s another post altogether!).
The Tax Office have acknowledged these genuine concerns [private_basic]and have produced a helpful calculator on their website for all to use. You just need to enter if you are a male or female and your date of birth and out pops a report of your personal pensionable date, and how many years of NIC contributions you need to have made to qualify for it.
I have tried it a few times and the results seem reliable – so I hope it helps you if this is one thing you are concerned about (like me!).