I have to say that my initial reaction to the increase in the state retirement age for men in 2016 was largely positive. TAEN have produced a very thoughtful report on the issue before coming out against it. If this is a topic of interest to you download their report and see what you think. In spite of their case I think overall I am still in favour although I certainly was unaware that our pensions are about the lowest in Europe. Those Greeks certainly had it made. No wonder they have taken to the streets.