Pensions (Review of Women’s Arrangements) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19

Pensions (Review of Women’s Arrangements) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19

 The All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women met on Wednesday 24th January for a preliminary presentation of the findings from their consultation with groups representing 1950’s born women affected by changes to the State Pension Age (SPA).

The consultation was set up to help identify a solution that will address the ongoing concerns raised by 1950s-born women.  Over 100 groups took part and gave powerful illustrative examples of the difficulties women are facing financially and personally.

Carolyn Harris said

“The APPG want to thank all the groups for taking the time to participate in the consultation.  We appreciate that many women are worried and struggling financially.  All members of the APPG remain advocates for women who have suffered detriment following changes to the State Pension Age and we are committed to identifying a workable solution for inclusion in our Bill.”

Tim Loughton said

“We listened carefully to the findings which were complex, as expected. Not surprisingly, it is clear there are many different views on the way ahead reflected in the many different points of view submitted by the groups as well as the strength of feeling behind all of the campaigns. We will take time to go through the options in detail before coming up with our proposals.”

The APPG will produce a report outlining our proposals and invite representatives to a meeting in Parliament ahead of the Bill coming up for debate on 27th April 2018.

ENDS

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Pension Bill Consultation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women wants to identify a solution that will address the ongoing concerns raised by groups representing 1950s-born women affected by state pension changes.

To do this, we are inviting representatives of any group that campaigns for those women, to take part in a brief consultation.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/APPGSPIW

Your group representative will need a password to access the consultation and this can be obtained by emailing appgwpi@campaigncollective.org  who are conducting the consultation on our behalf.

Please note that this consultation is open only to the official representatives of campaign groups for 1950’s-born women affected by changes to the state pension age.  We are unable to accept responses from individual members or other groups.

This consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017.

Once all the responses have been collated and analysed; a report will go to a meeting of the APPG in January 2018.  We will then be drafting a Bill that will require the Government to establish a formal review of pension arrangements for women affected by changes made by the Pensions Act 1995 and the Pensions Act 2011.  This Bill is currently scheduled for debate on 27th April 2018.

Please do encourage your group representative to contribute.

Best wishes,

Carolyn Harris MP                  Tim Loughton MP

Chair                                          Co-Chair        

APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women

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APPG Inquiry

The APPG has commissioned an inquiry with the intention of canvassing opinion from women’s groups affected by the changes to the state pension age.

Details of the consultation will be made public in national media in the coming weeks and we would encourage all groups to contribute. 

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WASPI Protest 8th March

APPG officers ask that constituents contact their MP directly to request a meeting on the day as there will be a lot of activity between the protest and the Spring Budget.

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WASPI Voice SOS Fund

WASPI Voice have started their Save Our Sisters campaign on JustGiving with the aim of raising £10,000.

This money will be given as small donations to 1950s women who are struggling financially.

You can access the crowdfunding page here.

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