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.
So this week Parliament really did prorogue on Tuesday ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Monday when the Government’s programme for the forthcoming year will be set out following on from a lot of positive commitments made in last month’s Spending Review.
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