UK. Pensions rules leave women shortchanged
Women born in the 1950s are on the march about cuts to their state pensions, says Pamela Judge, while Judith Abbs is underwhelmed by the increase she’ll get for being 80
On 10 October, 1950s-born women and their supporters will travel from all over the UK to Parliament Square in London to stand shoulder to shoulder and protest about the loss of up to six years’ state pension, for many a sum of over £40,000. We received little or no notice – in my case three years – that the pension we were to rely on at age 60 would not be there.
Some 3.8 million women are affected. It would have been unimaginable that such a large slice of the population could be cheated out of the state pensions that they had paid into all their working lives – if it weren’t true! This is a timebomb ignored by successive governments. It can be sidestepped no longer by those in charge.
It’s time for Theresa May – herself born in the 1950s – and her government to do the decent thing and pay up.
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