Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
1139. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to establish a stakeholder forum on the State pension age and reform of same in the coming months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2961/20]
My Department has committed to conducting research into pension ages across the EU and engaging with key stakeholders including the trade unions, in making recommendations and reporting on the appropriate State Pension Age to ensure adequate and sustainable pension provision, in compliance with Section 26 of the Social Welfare (No 2) Act of 2019.
The establishment of a stakeholder forum is a matter that would require consideration and approval from Government.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.