The fight to close pension gender gap starts here
For too long, women have been denied the retirement they deserve. Today we launch a campaign to end this injustice
When Susan Way celebrates her 65th birthday on Tuesday, she will become a pioneer of sorts: she will qualify for her state pension at the same time as a man born on the same day as her. The state pension age for women and men will be equalised for the first time since 1940, and from Tuesday it will increase in tandem for both.
“It’s important that women are treated equally,” said Susan, who lives in Tillingham, Essex, with her husband, John, 67. “It was a very unequal world when I left school.”
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