Nicola Sturgeon warns she will fight increase in the state pension age in Scotland.

The First Minister warned this should not happen in Scotland while life expectancy lags behind the UK and Europe.

The Scottish First Minister today set out the SNP pensioners’ plan which also includes a pledge to keep the winter fuel allowance for all pensioners – despite Labour pledge to end it for the well-off.

The state pension age is to increase to 67 under current plans, but the SNP pledged during the referendum campaign that an independent Scotland would not have to implement this. …more

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