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  • ROS ALTMANN

    Ros is a leading authority on later life issues, including pensions,
    social care and retirement policy. Numerous major awards have recognised
    her work to demystify finance and make pensions work better for people.
    She was the UK Pensions Minister from 2015 – 16 and is a member
    of the House of Lords where she sits as Baroness Altmann of Tottenham.

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    More than 74,000 married women are set for a £23,000 windfall after being underpaid their state pensions due to admin blunders dating back 30 years

    More than 74,000 married women are set for a £23,000 windfall after being underpaid their state pensions due to admin blunders dating back 30 years

    Ros is quoted in the Daily Mail calling for a review of women’s pension provision, as tens of thousands of women have lost out when they were not paid their full State Pension for years, without knowing they could have more. ( link to pdf )

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    Living longer does not mean we should all work longer

    Living longer does not mean we should all work longer

    Ros is quoted in a Financial Times article explaining the need for flexibility is state pension starting ages, to reflect the significant differences in healthy life expectancy across the UK. Women’s healthy life expectancy is only to around age 50 in deprived areas, while it’s around 70 in the better off areas. Men also have large differences, so how is it fair to expect them to keep working later?

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    Blow for parents of disabled children locked out of their Child Trust Funds as government says it’s up to the courts to fix lock out affecting up to 200,000

    Blow for parents of disabled children locked out of their Child Trust Funds as government says it’s up to the courts to fix lock out affecting up to 200,000

    Ros is quoted calling on the Government and Courts to find ways to unlock the Child Trust Funds of disabled children who are turning 18, but find their money is locked unless their parents go to Court which takes hours of form-filling and months of waiting. ( link to pdf )

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    Government faces another grilling over attempts to fix Child Trust Fund lock out affecting 200,000 amid fears a long-term solution is ‘some way off’

    Government faces another grilling over attempts to fix Child Trust Fund lock out affecting 200,000 amid fears a long-term solution is ‘some way off’

    Ros is quoted by the Daily Mail calling for Ministers to help parents of disabled children access their Child Trust Fund money, rather than forcing them to fill in reams of forms and go to Court. ( link to pdf )

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    Pension backpay woe for 80,000 women who will not get a penny of the £3billion set aside to rectify historical admin blunders

    Pension backpay woe for 80,000 women who will not get a penny of the £3billion set aside to rectify historical admin blunders

    Women’s Pension injustice – AGAIN! Ros is quoted in the MailOnLine article which says up to 80,000 older women pensioners will miss out on the compensation that is being arranged for those living on lower State Pensions than they should have had since 2008. ( link to pdf )

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