Women State Pension Inequality

Changes that came in a number of years ago are impacting on women born in the 1950s and are seeing their pensionable age rise from 60 to 66. 

I have had a number of representations from constituents and I think the changes are unfair. Whilst I am supportive of equalising the pensionable age between men and women, what I think has been missed here is that these women have been given very little notice of when these changes were coming in, in some cases just 18 months. This gave them very little time to make other previsions. 

There could be up to a million women who are affected by these changes. In the past, Ministers indicated that there would be transitional relief for these women, yet none has been forthcoming. 

Many women are now coming up to what they thought would be their retirement age, only to find out that they will be required to work another six years. 

You can keep up to date with the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women here: http://www.waspi-appg.org.uk/

You can read the minutes of the latest APPG meeting here: http://www.waspi-appg.org.uk/?p=186

You can read the APPG report here: http://www.waspi-appg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Consultation_final-1.pdf

News

WASPI Update

WASPI Update including lobbying MPs, working out solutions, how you can help, e.g.

WASPI Lobby

Hundreds of 1950s Women’s Action Groups protesting against changes to the State Pension age staged a demonstration outside Parliament last week. After the protest, I hosted a meeting of supportive MPs and WASPI women to discuss the key issues affecting them.

Final WASPI Update of 2016

My final update on WASPI of 2016 - an extraordinary year and one that has seen the issue of women affected by changes to the State Pension age debated an unprecedented number of times in Parliament.

WASPI Update

My latest video update on WASPI.

Presentation from a WASPI woman - A Solution?

Two presentations from a WASPI women; the first video sets the scene and sets out the adverse effects the State Pension Age (SPA) changes introduced by the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts are already having on 1950s-born women just three years into the ten year timetable.

Presenting WASPI Petition to Parliament

It was a pleasure to present a petition on behalf of the residents of East Worthing and Shoreham in support of the WASPI women. There was a fantastic spectacle in House of Commons as members of all parties present over 90 petitions on behalf of WASPI campaign from around the country

Presentation from a WASPI woman - setting the scene

Two presentations from a WASPI women; the first video sets the scene and sets out the adverse effects the State Pension Age (SPA) changes introduced by the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts are already having on 1950s-born women just three years into the ten year timetable.