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Pension change good news for women – Foster

October 17, 2023 by admin in News

Welcoming the Government’s announcement of changes to the planned increase in the state pension age for women, Don Foster, MP for Bath said:

“I welcome the announcement that shows the Government has listened to the concerns of thousands of women and capped the maximum increase that women will see. This will protect half a million people, including hundreds of thousands of women who would have been worst affected by the change.

“Many Bath residents have contacted me on this issue and Liberal Democrats had made clear to the Government that the proposal to raise the age of the state pension was unfair on many women and we were joined by campaigners in urging a rethink.

“With life expectancy set to increase, the Government’s aim is a simple, decent state pension which is easy to understand, efficient to deliver and affordable.”

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