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Jenny Willott: Pension change good news for women

October 13, 2011 1:37 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

"I welcome today's 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.

"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."