MP raises “abject failure” of women’s pension age changes

Jo Cox raises concerns about women's pensionsJo Cox MP raised questions in the House of Commons yesterday over changes to the state pension age for women.

Over 1,400 women in Batley & Spen are affected by the changes and Mrs Cox told MPs that she had been approached by a constituent who had still not had official notification of the changes from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Mrs Cox said: “Does the minister accept the abject failure on the part of the DWP to communicate these changes to the women affected by them?

“Does he think it is acceptable that some women have found out only through the brilliant work of the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaigners?”

You can watch the exchange, including the minister’s reply, here. Alternatively you can read the Official Report of Mrs Cox’s question here.

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