MSE News: Women's state pension petition gathers over 50,000 signatures

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A petition created by Women Against State Pension Inequality has gained more than 55,000 signatures...
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Women's state pension petition gathers over 50,000 signatures

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  • mystic_trev
    mystic_trev Posts: 5,430 Forumite
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    It always annoyed me that woman live longer and yet got their State Pension at 60. It was an anomaly that had to be sorted, although I agree it's not given many enough time to plan.
  • missbiggles1
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    The main change was legislated for in 1995 and announced earlier which seems plenty long enough to me. The later change (s) were shorter notice so I feel that's where any campaign should put its efforts.
  • zagfles
    zagfles Posts: 20,359 Forumite
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    Do they see no irony in the name "Women Against State Pension Inequality" ;)
  • mumps
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    The main change was legislated for in 1995 and announced earlier which seems plenty long enough to me. The later change (s) were shorter notice so I feel that's where any campaign should put its efforts.

    The second change didn't give enough notice to women, it has always mystified me that a 12 month increase in the pension age resulted in some women having their SRP delayed by 18 months.
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  • missbiggles1
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    mumps wrote: »
    The second change didn't give enough notice to women, it has always mystified me that a 12 month increase in the pension age resulted in some women having their SRP delayed by 18 months.

    There have certainly been some strange anomalies.
  • JezR
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    In effect pension equalisation is achieved by the end of 2018 in the 2011 model, rather than in 2020. After the equalisation the unified age is phased up to 66 by October 2020.
  • ivyleaf
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    I'm a bit puzzled about this petition, because an almost identical one has recently been debated, in November, and the government made it clear that they had no intention of revisiting the arrangements. am I missing something? (I hope so, having been born in October 1953!)
  • mumps
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    ivyleaf wrote: »
    I'm a bit puzzled about this petition, because an almost identical one has recently been debated, in November, and the government made it clear that they had no intention of revisiting the arrangements. am I missing something? (I hope so, having been born in October 1953!)

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  • jem16
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    MSE_Paloma wrote: »
    Would you cancel Christmas if you could? Let us know below or email news@moneysavingexpert.com. Thanks.

    And is the answer to this state pension inequality to cancel Christmas? :p
  • gadgetmind
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    zagfles wrote: »
    Do they see no irony in the name "Women Against State Pension Inequality" ;)

    We demand the right the be treated differently to men, as long as different = better!

    Out of interest, how much notice were we given regards the age at which you could access private pensions moving from 50 to 55?
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