State Pension Inequality for Women APPG

First Registered: 03/06/2016 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide a cross-party forum in which to hold the government to account on the issue of transitional arrangements to compensate 1950's-born women who are affected by changes to the state pension age and to campaign on issues around the state pension age.

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Recent Documents related to State Pension Inequality for Women

1. Penny Mordaunt sets out plan to empower UK women
03/07/2019 - Government Equalities Office (GEO)
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Found: Penny Mordaunt sets out plan to empower UK women - GOV.UK document

2. Increases in the State Pension age for women born in the 1950s
09/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: CBP-7405, 9 September 2019 State Pension age increases for women born in the 1950s By Djuna Thurley;

3. Women Against State Pension Inequality
14/10/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: financially support women worst affected by the accelerated increase in the state pension age introduced through

4. Midland Clawback Campaign - written evidence
16/05/2018 - Inquiry: Defined benefit pensions white paper inquiry - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: Pensions Regulator and aspects of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes and particularly those that surround underfunding

5. Written Evidence: Dr Sharon Thompson, Cardiff University (DDSB02) (PDF)
03/07/2019 - Bill Documents

Found: historically , lack of pension sharing has contributed to this inequality. As a result, a minor

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to State Pension Inequality for Women

1. State Pension Age: Women
31/01/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: again to raise the ongoing issue of state pension inequality for women born in the 1950s. I thank Mr Speaker - Speech Link
2: political process? The WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—should not have to - Speech Link
3: proficient and active on this case. With 5,800 women in my constituency being out of pocket, many of - Speech Link
4: his contribution. Gower has approximately 5,600 women in this position, so we are talking about a similar - Speech Link
5: in her statement. There are nearly 6,000 WASPI women in my constituency, one of whom—a nurse called Sue—has - Speech Link

2. State Pension: Women born in the 1950s
22/11/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s.I stand - Speech Link

3. Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill
01/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Excellent.Clause 1UP-RATING OF STATE PENSION AND CERTAIN OTHER BENEFITS FOLLOWING REVIEW - Speech Link
2: move amendment 1, page 1, line 10, leave out from “State” to the end of line 15 and insert—“shall - Speech Link
3: in the form of the draft until the Secretary of State has laid before Parliament a report containing an - Speech Link

4. Bus Passes: 1950s-born Women
30/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered bus passes for 1950s women.Thank you very much for chairing the debate - Speech Link
2: difference to a lot of WASPI womenWomen Against State Pension Inequality? The reality, however, is that - Speech Link
3: intervention. As I understand it, a number of WASPI women or women born in the early 1950s have submitted complaints - Speech Link

5. State Pension Age
08/02/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: debate on state pension age.The decision to equalise the state pension age for men and women dates - Speech Link

6. Petition
15/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: This is Pension Awareness Week, and I rise this evening to present a petition on behalf of the women of Glasgow - Speech Link

7. Retirement Age: Women
20/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: 2017 and September 2018 there were 1.4 million women aged 60 and over employed in the UK. However, I - Speech Link
2: accelerated the equalisation of the state pension age for women he congratulated himself by saying:“I’ve - Speech Link
3: to introduce changes to the state pension age. Changes to the state pension age have been introduced by - Speech Link
4: in part in mitigation of the changes to the state pension age. Can the Minister say what in practice is - Speech Link
5: welcome, it is right that arrangements for the state pension system reflect changes in average life expectancy - Speech Link

8. Future of Pensions Policy
08/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: longer, and the state pension age has increased, but discussions and debates around pension policy and infrastructure - Speech Link

9. Petition
01/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: Newport East, but first I want to acknowledge the women born in the 1950s in my constituency and across - Speech Link

10. Social Security
04/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: reformed private pension saving, with nearly 10 million people now signed up to a private pension. Our thanks - Speech Link
2: Renfrewshire are now benefiting from a workplace private pension, and our thanks are due to the 1,270-plus employers - Speech Link
3: hon. Gentleman’s advice and recommendations on pension tax relief, as he is the Chair of the Work and - Speech Link
4: trusts. That has led now to almost £20 billion of pension saving, mostly by low-income workers. The Opposition - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to State Pension Inequality for Women
1. State Retirement Pensions: Females
asked by: Layla Moran
06/09/2018
... if she will hold discussions with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Women Against State Pension Inequality on transitional state pension arrangements for women born after 1951 in advance of Budget 2018.

2. State Retirement Pensions: Females
asked by: Kevan Jones
16/12/2020
... what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality group on the effectiveness of her Department's communication of changes to women's state pension age.

3. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: David Linden
11/09/2017
... when he last met representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

4. State Retirement Pensions: Females
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
12/07/2017
... whether he plans to meet representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign to discuss the effect of 1995 and 2011 changes to women's state pension age.

5. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: Margaret Ferrier
17/11/2016
... if he will meet representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign.

Latest Questions
36 Current APPG Officers
Beth Winter Portrait
Beth Winter
Officer
Labour - Cynon Valley
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Ageing and Older People
Richard Thomson Portrait
Richard Thomson
Officer
Scottish National Party - Gordon
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Hydrogen , Management , Pensions
Stephen Flynn Portrait
Stephen Flynn
Officer
Scottish National Party - Aberdeen South
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
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Kate Osborne
Officer
Labour - Jarrow
Joined: 24th February 2020
Paula Barker Portrait
Paula Barker
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree
Joined: 24th February 2020
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Kieran Mullan
Officer
Conservative - Crewe and Nantwich
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Kim Johnson Portrait
Kim Johnson
Officer
Labour - Liverpool, Riverside
Joined: 24th February 2020
Mick Whitley Portrait
Mick Whitley
Officer
Labour - Birkenhead
Joined: 24th February 2020
Caroline Ansell Portrait
Caroline Ansell
Officer
Conservative - Eastbourne
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Douglas Chapman Portrait
Douglas Chapman
Officer
Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife
Joined: 24th February 2020
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Navendu Mishra
Officer
Labour - Stockport
Joined: 24th February 2020
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Derek Twigg
Officer
Labour - Halton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Stuart C McDonald Portrait
Stuart C McDonald
Officer
Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Joined: 24th February 2020
Rosie Winterton Portrait
Rosie Winterton
Officer
Labour - Doncaster Central
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Alevis
Nia Griffith Portrait
Nia Griffith
Officer
Labour - Llanelli
Joined: 24th February 2020
Christine Jardine Portrait
Christine Jardine
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Carolyn Harris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4316.

Email: carolyn.harris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alison Trew, Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. Tel: 020 3033 1226

Email: alison.trew@ageuk.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
1 Mar 2018
Source
GMB Wales South West Region
Description
Funding received via Campaign Collective for a consultation exercise being managed by the latter for the APPG
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Dec 2017
Source
USDAW Head Office
Description
Funding received via Campaign Collective for a consultation exercise being managed by the latter for the APPG
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the State Pension Inequality for Women APPG

Former APPG Officers
Chris Elmore Portrait
Chris Elmore
Secretary
Labour - Ogmore
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mhairi Black Portrait
Mhairi Black
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Louise Haigh Portrait
Louise Haigh
Vice-Chair
Labour - Sheffield, Heeley
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Antisemitism , Fracking
Liz McInnes Portrait
Liz McInnes
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Heywood and Middleton
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gavin Newlands Portrait
Gavin Newlands
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Angela Crawley Portrait
Angela Crawley
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Marion Fellows Portrait
Marion Fellows
Vice-Chair
Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Danny Kinahan Portrait
Danny Kinahan
Co-Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Former Member for South Antrim
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Durkan Portrait
Mark Durkan
Co-Chair
Social Democratic & Labour Party - Former Member for Foyle
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Barbara Keeley Portrait
Barbara Keeley
Vice Chair
Labour - Worsley and Eccles South
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Andrew Gwynne Portrait
Andrew Gwynne
Vice Chair
Labour - Denton and Reddish
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 3rd June 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
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