Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women

Move the pension age back to 60 for both men & women. With immediate/imminent effect. Back to what it was for women born in the 1950s & 1960s.

This petition closed on 20 Oct 2021 with 89,890 signatures


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Recent Documents related to Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women

1. Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women
30/03/2021 - Petitions

Found: Move the pension age back to 60 for both men & women. With immediate/imminent effect. Back to what it

2. Providing financial restitution to 1950s women
20/01/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; welcomes

3. 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; Rod

4. PROVIDING FINANCIAL RESTITUTION TO 1950s WOMEN
23/04/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; welcomes

5. Christine Williams - written evidence
05/12/2018 - Inquiry: Welfare safety net - Work and Pensions Committee
- View source

Found: poverty and deprivation?  Men and women alike lost Guarantee Pension Credit from age 60 to 66 since 2012, which

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Recent Speeches related to Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women

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

1: issue that is very important to about 4 million women in this country. But I should make it clear right - Speech Link
2: make a difference to a lot of WASPI womenWomen Against State Pension Inequality? The reality, however, - Speech Link
3: understand it, a number of WASPI women or women born in the early 1950s have submitted complaints and given - Speech Link

2. Pension Equality for Women
14/12/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: for all women born on or after 6 April 1950 who are affected by changes to the State Pension age in the - Speech Link
2: for all women born on or after 6 April 1950 who are affected by changes to the State Pension age in the - Speech Link
3: take the opportunity, I am sure that the WASPI women would welcome it.What we and the campaign - Speech Link

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

1: which will start at approximately 4 o’clock. Nine Back Benchers have indicated that they wish to speak - Speech Link
2: I beg to move,That this House has considered state pension equalisation for women born in the 1950s - Speech Link

4. State Pension Age: Women
29/11/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: I beg to move,That this House calls on the Government to improve transitional arrangements - Speech Link
2: arrangements for women born on or after 6 April 1951 who have been adversely affected by the acceleration of the - Speech Link
3: arrangements for women born on or after 6 April 1951 who have been adversely affected by the acceleration of the - Speech Link

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

1: raise the ongoing issue of state pension inequality for women born in the 1950s. I thank Mr Speaker for - Speech Link
2: the political process? The WASPI women—the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign—should not have - Speech Link
3: proficient and active on this case. With 5,800 women in my constituency being out of pocket, many of - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Move the State Pension age back to 60 for both men & women
1. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: Philip Davies
19/03/2020
... if she will meet with the WASPI campaign group once the Court of Appeal proceedings are over.

2. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: Roger Godsiff
26/11/2018
... whether her Department plans to accept recommendations made by the Ombudsman's investigation into complaints regarding WASPI.

3. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: Catherine McKinnell
10/09/2018
... whether she plans to meet with representatives of the WASPI campaign in the future.

4. Women against State Pension Inequality
asked by: Gavin Newlands
16/07/2018
... when she last met with representatives of WASPI women.

5. State Pension Age Independent Review
asked by: Baroness Burt of Solihull
06/03/2018
... that couples should be able to combine their pension savings.

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Young people are struggling to find work, & losing their jobs, due to the pandemic. Why not allow older people to retire earlier, thereby freeing up jobs for younger people? There would be a cost, however, surely a far more positive cost than paying Universal Credit? Not to mention the option of restoring the balance back into young people's favour, & helping restore their future.


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Government Response

Wednesday 28th July 2021

Parliament has voted to equalise the State Pension age (SPa) and subsequent retirement ages for men and women. Reducing it to 60 is neither affordable nor fair to tax payers and future generations.


The latest Office for National Statistics data shows that the number of people over SPa compared to the number of people of working age is expected to increase. On average, people are living longer, and increasing SPa in line with life expectancy changes has been the approach of successive governments over many years. It helps to maintain the cost and sustainability of the State Pension in the long term.

The State Pension is funded through the tax contributions of the current working-age population. Reducing the SPa to 60 would therefore increase the tax burden of the current working-age population.

The government have previously estimated that had we not put in place any increases in SPa for both men and women, the total additional cost to taxpayers would have been around £215 billion for the period 2010/11 to 2025/26, in 2018/19 prices. This figure takes into account State Pension, other pensioner benefits, and savings made on working age benefits. The 2019 report that details these costs can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/analysis-relating-to-state-pension-age-changes-from-the-1995-and-2011-pensions-acts/analysis-relating-to-state-pension-age-changes-from-the-1995-and-2011-pensions-acts

The Government has provided an unprecedented amount of support via our plan for jobs to help those of all ages find work and get the skills they need to return to work.

Our Plan for Jobs has been designed to deliver targeted support to those most in need, and we continue to provide tailored programmes for younger people who are unemployed. Evidence shows that unemployed young people can gain employment more quickly than older age groups and we have built on our existing programmes by providing further support for young people during the pandemic including the DWP Youth Offer, which has provided wrap-around support for 18-24-year-olds in the Intensive Work search regime of Universal Credit, since September 2020, and the £2 billion Kickstart scheme which funds the direct creation of additional jobs for young people at risk of long-term unemployment giving them the chance to build their confidence and skills in the workplace, and to gain experience that will improve their chances of progressing to find long-term, sustainable work.

Since the launch of Kickstart in September, employers have created over 247,000 approved vacancies for young people, including engineering, construction, adult social care and retail and over 44,000 young people have started in their Kickstart job.

Department for Work and Pensions


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