900 LOCAL WOMEN AFFECTED by pension change – Gwynne raises question in Commons

UK-moneyAndrew Gwynne MP has spoken out in Parliament at the Department of Work and Pensions Oral Questions about pension changes that will negatively affect an estimated 900 women in the Denton and Reddish constituency.

Under Government rule changes, House of Commons Library research released by Labour, shows that around 900 local women born between 4th April 1951 and 4th April 1953 will not be eligible for the single tier pension since they are due to retire in 2017, before the state pension reforms come into effect. However, men born during the same period, will qualify.

Across the country this will affect over 700,000 women, who will receive £310 per year less than a man of the same age.

The unraveling of this latest Pensions announcement is the second time this government has been caught trying to hide the full impact of its changes for pensioners following the Granny Tax.

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne said:

“Ministers have been caught red-handed hiding the truth on pensions reforms.

“This Tory-led Government’s pensions changes have hit hardworking women across Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield, Reddish and the Heatons time and again, and these reforms are no different. 900 women will be worse off compared to men, but instead of being honest with the women that will lose out, this Government tried to bury the truth.”

“Once again Ministers have been caught with their hands in pensioners’ pockets – it’s about time they had the decency to be honest about who will lose out under their plans.”

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