State pension age equalised for men and women - MSE News

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  • zagfleszagfles Forumite
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    badmemory wrote: »
    Until the same number of men as women "retire early" to take care of elderly parents/parents-in-law & the same number of men as women take career breaks to look after young children, then true equality is never going to happen. But if we don't at least PRETEND that we are getting on track then it will definitely never happen.


    Perception appears to be everything & currently women appear not to be 100% job focussed, whilst for some reason men do.
    People need to accept that equality of opportunity won't necessarily lead to equality of outcome. Have the same rules, so it's a level playing field, but accept that we aren't all the same and we won't all make the same choices. Just make sure the same choices are available to all.
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    I'm sure I read somewhere that this 'bridging pension' equates to the full State pension for ALL women born on or before 31 December 1959. I assume that some numpty had advised them that by calling it a 'bridging pension' then the sex equality laws wouldn't apply, ie same for all men born in the 1950s.

    Going by Anne Keen's evidence to the WPSC it equates to a full state pension from age 60. Latterly they have been referring to a bridging pension which is a percentage but despite several asking, they have yet to say what that percentage would be.
  • Paul_HerringPaul_Herring Forumite
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    but despite several asking, they have yet to say what that percentage would be.

    Far be it for me to be cynical, but could that percentage be at least 100? Might creep to over 108 to include Statutory Interest...
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    Got to love the idea of compensating people for their own stupidity & total lack of interest in what is going on on the world around them. And who is going to pay for it if "they" actually allow it? Yes those of us who were mug enough to know what was going on.
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