Timeline of pensions in the United Kingdom

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1908[edit]

1925[edit]

  • Widows’, Orphans’ and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act introduced to provide the first contributory state pension scheme, funded by contributions from both the employee and employer.

1940[edit]

  • Old Age and Widows’ Pension Act introduced that broadened the benefits available to women.

1946[edit]

  • National Insurance Act 1946 introduced a universal contributory state pension, funded by National Insurance contributions from workers.

1978[edit]

1995[edit]

1997[edit]

2002[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

2010[edit]

  • 6 April - State Pension age starts to increase from 60 to 65 for women.[2]

2012[edit]

2020[edit]

  • 6 April - State Pension age equalised at 65 for men and women.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "News - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  2. ^ a b "Changes to the State Pension age". 2007-05-08.