Women in government pension trap are facing extreme financial hardship

WASPI protesters: it seems the government isn’t even bothering to engage with these ladies.

It must have been bad enough when the UK wasn’t in a Tory-created financial crisis, but now the strain on women who were born in the 1950s must be phenomenal.

These are women who weren’t properly informed that instead of retiring at the age of 60, as they expected, the government was raising the age at which they would receive a state pension to 66.

More than 200,000 women have died without receiving satisfaction from the government.

80 per cent of those affected have suffered financial hardship and 30 per cent are in debt. This could have been avoided if they had been properly informed of what was happening and its implications, according to campaigners.

One shocking aspect of this report is that the government hasn’t bothered to engage with campaigners since 2016.

Since then, the effects of Brexit, Covid-19 and the current inflation crisis have harmed millions of people across the UK – including these already-disadvantaged ladies.

But the Tory response is: can’t be bothered.

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1 thought on “Women in government pension trap are facing extreme financial hardship

  1. Iona Hevican

    Yes am a 50s women with no pension till. 66. No notice nothing. Am working in a job that has made my health deteriorate. Carpul tunnel. Plus other health issues. Have to keep working. As no other choice. Can’t afford to stop. Thinking about it. But loosing so much sleep. My mental health is taking it’s toll.

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