A compromise on state pension reform for women?

Speaking at the Liberal Democrat party conference pensions minister Steve Webb defended plans for a £140 per week flat rate state pension and also indicated that he was willing to compromise so women were not unfairly affected by changes in the retirement age. Changes in retirement age The coalition have previously announced that the retirement age would be changed to 66 for both men and women from 2020, six years earlier than had previously been planned. Many people thought this change was unfair with 330,000 women born between April 1953 and September 1960 most severely affected, having their retirement age put back by ...