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Brown warns pension reforms must be 'sustainable, fair and affordable'

Chancellor Gordon Brown said pension reforms must be 'sustainable, fair and affordable' as he stood accused of trying to sabotage a major report on the subject before it was even published.
Mr Brown is understood to think proposals which will be put forward by the Pensions Commission in its forthcoming report are too expensive.

The contents of the report have not yet been made public, but it is expected to call for the state retirement age to be increased to 67 in order to finance a more generous state pension that would rise in line with average earnings.