Local MP Meets Pension Lobbyists

Local MP Peter Hain met with campaigners from Age UK Cymru who were lobbying Parliament to highlight proposals in the Pension Bill that will result in unacceptable delays to Women’s pensions.

Following the meeting Mr Hain said “The goal posts keep being moved for these women many of whom have planned for a comfortable not lavish retirement but are now facing a massive upheaval without enough time to prepare as the Government tries to rush through yet another ill-considered reform. It’s causing these women worry and tension at a time when they should be looking forward to their retirement.”

Recently release figures showed that one thousand women in the Neath constituency would face a delay in accessing their state pension as the Government attempts to speed up the equalisation of state pension age.