Peter Aldous joins a group of MPs seeking a solution to help women affected by an increase in the state pension age.
“On 25 April, I was 1 of 6 cross-party MPs who attended the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women. Representatives from each of the groups who had responded to the recent consultation were also present.
“The findings of the consultation and the next steps were discussed in some detail and it was agreed that a Bill should now be prepared, which will provide for the Secretary of State at the Department of Work and Pensions to review pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s and to consider costings for the following solutions:-
“At present the 2nd Reading of the Bill has been deferred until 15th June. It is unlikely that the Bill will be considered on this date as there are a number of other Bills ahead of it on the House of Commons Order Paper. The intention is to seek a Second Reading for an alternative date probably in the Autumn when further dates are announced. An alternative course to consider is that if the Government bring forward legislation relating to Pensions, it may be possible to incorporate the provisions of this Bill in an amendment.”
The consultation report is available through a link on the APPG’s website: http://www.waspi-appg.org.uk/
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