(not satire – it’s the Lib Dems and the Tories!)
In the coalition agreement, the Tories and Liberal Democrats said changes to the retirement age for women wouldn’t take place until at least 2020:
“We will phase out the default retirement age and hold a review to set the date at which the state pension age starts to rise to 66, although it will not be sooner than 2016 for men and 2020 for women.”
Unsurprisingly however, the coalition have broken the agreement. They’ve announced that changes to the State Pension Age would be brought in much sooner than they promised – with less than two years’ notice in some cases. This leaves tens of thousands of women approaching retirement age without a pension they’d planned for – sometimes for as long as 6 years.
A lot of men are also facing much longer waits for a state pension than they’d budgeted for.
Mind you – Lib Dem and Tory MPs aren’t daft.
Unlike everyone else – they’ve made sure MPs close to retirement got a ten-year exemption to changes to their own pensions:
You can read more detail about the hypocrisy of the coalition on state pensions here:
And you can sign a petition against the changes here:
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