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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