We are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).
The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little or no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences.
We started the campaign with just five ordinary women who in 2015 got together and decided to fight this injustice.This translates into a ‘bridging’ pension to provide an income until State Pension Age – not means-tested – and with compensation for losses for those women who have already reached their SPA. There are no specific age groups within the period mentioned above that are favoured above others.
We do not ask for the pension age to revert back to age 60
Unfortunately this government would prefer to set us up with apprenticeships that support a transitional process:
We must join together and make the government see that robbing us of our pensions without a transitional arrangement is not acceptable.