We agree with the equalisation of the State Pension ages of men and women, but not with the unfair way the changes were implemented - inadequate notice, faster than promised and no time to make alternative plans. Our aim is to achieve fair recompense for all women born in the 1950s who have been affected by the way in which changes to the State Pension Age were introduced by successive governments between 1995 and 2011. Since the Ombudsman's ruling of maladministration in July we have been pressing for fair and fast compensation for all 1950s women who have suffered an injustice because of the Pension Acts.
We call on the Government to agree fair and fast compensation for all women affected by the lack of notice regarding the State Pension age increases (1995 and 2011 Pensions Acts) to reflect their financial losses, the sustained damage to their mental health and well-being, and the additional impacts. We also call for the Government to act on the PHSO findings now to prevent any longer-term damage to WASPI women.
We are not asking for the State Pension Age to revert to 60, and no specific age group should receive more favourable treatment.