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Re: To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:47 pm
by sunnydisposition
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Re: To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:53 pm
by Huegatort
My last e-mail from Backto60: below

To #Waspi & All groups calling for 'Crumbs' based on the false premise you represent 3.8m #50sWomen

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Michael Mansfield QC cannot be usurped by yourselves nor anyone.

Back off selling women short without authority.

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Re: To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:21 pm
by Huegatort
Latest e-mail from back to 60

Official: The Department of Work and Pensions has never bothered to assess the impact of raising the pension age on the 3.8 million women themselves

It’s official. The Department for Work and Pensions has finally admitted after more than 25 years that they never thought of doing any impact studies on the effect of their decisions to raise the pension age from 60 to 66 for 3.8 million women.

A Freedom of Information request from a 1950s born woman seeking details of impact studies on the group of women most affected has forced the ministry to admit that there are none.

The letter says: “The Act does not oblige a public authority to create new information to answer questions; nor does it require a public authority to give advice, opinion or explanation, generate answers to questions, or create or obtain information it does not hold.
“If you ask a question, rather than requesting recorded information, we will provide you with the recorded information that best answers the question. Once we have provided the recorded information, we have met our obligations under the Act; interpreting the information provided is up to you.
“Your request makes statements and seeks to engage us in debate which you want us to
respond to. This would need new information to be created.”

No information held
It goes on : “We do not hold any recorded information of an impact assessment of the effects on women of the State Pension Age that informed the rises of 1995. However, you may find the following explanation useful. We have provided this outside our obligations under the FOI Act”.

The Department has released the White Paper that preceded the 1995 Pension Act and the impact statement the coalition government produced before implementing the 2011 Act which speeded up the rise. And guess what the ministry are right there is nothing about the impact on women before the government legislated for the change.

There is one concession – the idea of extending the auto credit of national insurance contributions to women. Men over 60 had this concession since 1983. Women would have had it once they started to raise their pension age from 60 in 2010 but of course this was never implemented and men continued to have it until 2018 when the pension age was equalised. Instead there is much concern repeated in the 2011 impact study of the effects of the change on business and occupational pensions. The 2011 impact study is more comprehensive but also concentrates on the savings the government will make.

So no wonder Sir James Eadie QC when acting for the DWP in last year’s Court of Appeal case brought by BackTo60 to seek restitution for the 3.8 million affected made it clear that pensions were not a social measure aimed to reduce poverty or inequality. The ministry never had the issue on their radar when they introduced the change in 1995. These women were not even thought important enough to require an study on how it would affect their lives.

Re: To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:33 am
by bowlingbun
Does this unequal treatment mean it contravenes the Equality Act come into play??

Re: To complain to DWP re:WASPI site Pension Inequality

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:54 am
by Gozmos_2104
I bet that will be stopped for us too.