UK. Altmann urges govt to act on pension inequality
state pension equalisation day is fast approaching but former pensions minister Ros Altmann has warned the system is far from equal as she urged the government to close a number of loopholes affecting women.
After decades of being treated differently tomorrow (6 November) will be the date from which both women and men will be eligible for a state pension from the age of 65.
Women’s pension age has been rising since 2010, under legislation passed in 1995, but new measures in 2011 accelerated the increases and the pension age for both men and women will keep rising to 66 by 2020.
Ms Altmann warned there were at least ten ways women were missing out on pensions when compared with men, as she urged the government to act.
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