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Latest increase in state pension age led to income poverty rates among 65-year-olds more than doubling

As a result of increasing the state pension age (SPA) from 65 to 66 the income poverty rate of single people aged 65 rose from 16% to 38%;

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A report that we commissioned, released today, reveals nearly 100,000 more people have been pushed into poverty while waiting to collect their state pension.

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