Don't like the state pension reform? Stop being so selfish

Michelle McGagh

It's rare that a government actually manages to make some substantial and beneficial change to pension legislation; it's a complex and frightening beast. But the coalition has to be applauded for its work on the state pension.

Announced in 2010, the £140-a-week flat-rate state pension for all, providing you have paid national insurance for 30 years, was lauded as a way to clean up the devilishly detailed state pension legislation.