Following the government's decision to increase the state pension age for a second time for women born after 6th April 1950 some of the women affected have seen their pension age change from 60 to 66 years without time to put alternative plans in place. Many women have received limited or no notification and I know that these changes have caused a great deal of uncertainty for women who were planning for their retirement and in many cases, it has caused them financial hardship. This is clearly unfair especially when many women started work at age 15.
I understand that this can be a daunting and complex issue. Therefore, I am holding a Coffee Morning & information session for women who might be affected by this issue on Saturday 10th March. We will be starting at 10.30am at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NP.
We will be joined by key campaigners from the local “Women Against State Pension Inequality” (WASPI) and Protest Against the 2011 State Pension Age Increase groups. There will also be a question and answer session.
As a 1950s woman I will continue to support the campaign and calling on the government to put in place transitional arrangements to provide the help that the 1950s born women rightly deserve. I have attached a copy of my recent speech in the House of Commons.
I hope you can join us. To ensure that we have enough refreshments I would be grateful if you would confirm attendance by telephone my Constituency Office on 01388 603075 or email Brynnen at firstname.lastname@example.org.