If you're a man and were born before 6 April 1951, or if you are a woman and were born before 6 April 1953, you'll be eligible for the old, or basic, State Pension.
If you're a woman and were born on or after 6 April 1953, or if you are a man and were born on or after 6 April 1951, you will be eligible for the new State Pension scheme.
The State Pension is changing. If you reach retirement age on or after 6 April 2016, you'll be eligible for the new State Pension.
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Before 2012, it was up to employees to decide if they wanted to join their employer's pension scheme. In 2012 however, a law was introduced that meant all employers will need to automatically enrol all eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme by 2018. The will make sure that many more people are saving towards their retirement needs.
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