Far North MP, Jamie Stone, has signed a Parliamentary Motion calling for the Government to abide by the findings of an independent ombudsman due to report soon on compensation for the WASPI women affected by state pension age changes.
This comes in light of reports suggesting that the UK Government is considering bringing forward the increase in the state pension age to 68. A decision is expected in the coming months.
Mr Stone commented:
“There are real concerns being raised about the state pension age.
“Reports indicate that the increase in the age might be brought forward, despite life expectancy standing still or even falling.
“The plight of the WASPI women and their ongoing fight for compensation makes clear what can happen when changes to the state pension age are mishandled.
“That is why the Government must publish its evidence before reaching a decision.”