State pension age rise delayed to help worst hit women

The government have announced that it will delay rises to the state pension age to help out women worst hit by the recently proposed changes. The plan to raise the state pension age to 65 by 2018 and then 66 by 2020 would have meant some women waiting an extra two years for their state pension. Critics said that as many as 330,000 women could have been affected and that this was unfair as it gave those worst affected little time to make alternative arrangements. Change However welfare secretary, Iain Duncan Smith (pictured), has announced that this will now be reduced to 18 months. ...