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For British Women Born in the ’50s in UK. Something you may not know.

by Loraine Gostling

Well, we certainly did not know this!!!!

Women born in the 1950s are taking their battle for a fair state pension to the high court next week (5th and 6th June).  “Which?” magazine looked at how an unlikely group of campaigners in their 60s has fought the government all the way to the courts.

Women all over the country have mobilised to be heard about the perceived injustice in the rapid rise in the female state pension age, and the fact that the changes weren’t adequately communicated. They want to be compensated for what they believe is state pension income that has been snatched away from them.

BUT Returning the women’s state pension age to 60 will not be considered, says the government. Reversing the process and making changes to the state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s has been estimated at costing a staggering £77bn.

However, the fight isn’t over. Last year, a high court judge granted one of these campaign groups (BackTo60 headed by Michael Mnsfield QC) ) a judicial review to determine if the age rises were lawful.

Next week, the millions of women who say they have lost out will finally have their case heard. But how did something as benign as the state pension become such a political lightning rod?

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