MP supports women’s pension campaign

Susan Elan Jones MP today joined WASPI Westminster, a cross-party group of MPs that is calling on the Government to look again at pension provision for women born during the 1950s.

The Clwyd South Labour MP said: “The Government urgently needs to make fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. This isn’t fair or right. It is a big issue for many women in our area and indeed across the UK. Planning means everything when it comes to pensions.”

At the heart of the campaign is the 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans.

Susan with other MPs in Parliament calling on the government to re-think its pension plans for women born in the 1950s.

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