Womens Income Network

Received from Womensincomenetwork :

Dear All,
Government proposals in the Pensions Bill could force half a million older women to wait between one and two years extra for their state pension. No man will have to wait over a year for his – see Women and Pensions here
Overall 2.6 million women will be affected by the changes compared to 2.3 men.
If you or your organisation would like to think about posting a response to the planned changes, whether your remit deals with older people, grandparents, mothers who might rely on grandparents for childcare, carers, or women generally, please let me know and I will post it.
The existing rise to 65 for women’s state pension age was agreed on a cross-party basis in the Pensions Acts 2007- 8 to make it easier for women to plan for retirement. There are 2 new changes – the accelerated rise to 65 to SPA for women by 2018, instead of by 2020 and then the rise in SPA for all by 2020, not 2026. There is a strong case for not changing it again now.
Please let us know your views  

Contact the Women’s Income Network by e-mailing us at Campaign.Women@btinternet.com

Alexandra Kemp
Chief Executive
West Norfolk Women and Carers’ Pensions Network


Also from the Guardian today –
State pension age petition launched for women hit by pensions delay

“This broken promise is unfair, unnecessary and unacceptable. Almost 5 million people will be affected by the Tory-led government’s new plans; in particular 500,000 women will now have to work for a year or longer, 33,000 will have to work for two years longer before they can claim their state pension,” says the petiition. “These women have very little time to prepare for losing over £10,000 of the state pension income that they have worked hard for.”


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