Waspi: Women affected by state pension age rise ought to get compensation – ombudsman | EUROtoday

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The enhance to ladies’s retirement age left them at a “huge disadvantage”, campaigners say.

“They simply didn’t know and didn’t have time to make alternative arrangements,” Debbie de Spon, a member of Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi), tells the BBC.

As we have been reporting, a legislation was handed in 1995 setting out a timetable to finally increase the retirement age for ladies from 60 to 65 so it could be the identical as males.

The unique plan was to section these modifications in between 2010 and 2020, however the coalition authorities accelerated the shift in 2011 in a bid to cut back the price of the state pension system to the taxpayer.

It meant the brand new larger retirement age for ladies was introduced ahead to 2018. It was then raised once more to 66 for each women and men in 2020.

“It’s not that we’re opposed to the increase in the state pension age, it’s just that lack of notice was a disaster for Waspi women,” de Spon says.