The article was first published by The Times on December 1, 2018.
Women win first battle over pension age discrimination
Older women were unfairly discriminated against by a £5 billion Treasury reform that increased the female pension age from 60 to 66, a court was told.
Justin McGilloway, a partner at Wedlake Bell, a London law firm, said that as a result of the government’s reform of the pension age “a woman born in April 1955, whose state pension age was increased from 60 to 65 in 1995 and then to age 66 in 2011, may only have found out about any of this in 2013 when she was 58. Two years’ notice of a loss of pension of over £35,000 is devastating.” Efforts to communicate the rise in the state pension age had been “woefully inadequate”.
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