Reinstate retirement age to 60 for women and 65 for men

This would ease the unemployment levels once the economy restarts. Those who have paid enough into the National Insurance system long enough to get full pension at this age should be allowed to retire. due to the later retirement age people are having to work longer which is affecting their health later in life and this could be a factor why they are more prone to being hit hardest with this current pandemic.

Why the contribution is important

Help the economy and leave jobs for the younger population to get back to.

by Dmkeith61 on May 08, 2020 at 02:05PM

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  • Posted by highlandgal May 08, 2020 at 14:24

    I agree, older people still working , when they are not as healthy as they were , because they are relying on state income is causing a heavy burden on NHS ; it is not providing the best service in workplaces due to time off because of sickness.
  • Posted by lmg1612 May 08, 2020 at 14:44

    I find the above remark insulting. My Dad is 65 and still doing 12 hour shifts in a car home. He is active and healthy. Meanwhile, I constantly see obese and unfit people in their 20s, 30s and beyond. There are jobs out there for those who want to work. Agree retirement age should be lowered, but to allow people to have time to enjoy it. Not because they are a burden on the NHS.
  • Posted by JBAKER May 08, 2020 at 14:57

    I agree that the pension age should be lowered. However if people that are pension age still want to work they should. Some jobs are harder when you are older and if people were to retire it would make jobs available to younger people. I don’t see this as because they are a burden on the NHS but because some people would make the choice to retire if they could.
  • Posted by mmariem May 08, 2020 at 15:04

    By giving state pension at 60, jobs will be freed up for younger people giving hope and a sense of belonging, whilst helping those who wish to retire, due to ill health perhaps.
  • Posted by Julie May 08, 2020 at 16:09

    The Scottish government does not control this but they could change the benefits system to replace the missing years of pension, unfortunately the price would probably be higher taxes.
  • Posted by Dave_H May 08, 2020 at 17:01

    I agree, I am close to retirement and my employment has just about dried up. The ability for older workers to retire a bit earlier would be less of a burden on society that is unlikely to get back close to full employment for some time. Leave the jobs that are available for the younger people.
  • Posted by black54 May 10, 2020 at 19:47

    I absolutely agree with this - I reached my retirement pension the week before lockdown, which felt very ironic as I had had to soldier on through ill health doing quite hard work, only to have to go and sty home as soon as I left. but I definitely think we should let younger folk get whatever work is available now - and those who are doing part time jobs for beer cash should be encouraged to give those to younger ones. It is going to be a rough time for work
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