Alert for over-65s as one in seven are in poverty due to state pension age rise, experts say

Around one in seven 65-year-olds were in income poverty in late 2020 due to the state pension age rising from 65 to 66.
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‘More zeros than I’ve seen in my life’: the author who got a six-figure deal via ‘BookTok’
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