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Landmark day for state pension equality

From Tuesday women in the UK will begin to qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men - currently 65.

The move to equalise male and female pension ages began 25 years ago, under John Major's government, and has been gradually phased in.

Women who are 65 on 6 November will therefore be the first to wait for as long as men.

But critics say that women are still a long way from pension equality, as the amount they typically receive is lower.

For more than 60 years - up until 2010 - women received their pensions at the age of 60, but that has been rising ever since.

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