Rise in minimum pension age
14 July 2023
The earliest age you can take your pension is going up to 57.
In April 2028, the government is increasing the minimum age at which most people can start taking their pension benefits from age 55 to 57. If you were born after April 1973, this means you may need to wait until you reach 57 before you can take your pension benefits.
If you’ll be 55 before April 2028 and have already started planning for early retirement, check if you need to adjust your plans.
You can review and update your target retirement age at any time using Manage my pension.