After many months of campaigning, today’s announcement that women affected by the state pension age changes will wait a maximum of 18 months to claim their pension was welcome news for those women who would have had to wait up to 2 years.
For many women though we understand that this change does not go near enough and appreciate entirely your disappointment and anger that the Government has not reversed its policy. We understand that you feel let down and angry.
Age UK has worked with many of you to try and get the Government to reverse its policy of speeding up the equalisation of SPA and increasing the SPA to 66 sooner than originally planned. Today was an important step in the right direction, we like you wanted the Government to go further.