Women’s pensions Archives - Ros Altmann
  • 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.

  • Ros Altmann

    Ros Altmann

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    State pension: Triple lock ‘must go’ because it is unfair on other generations, charity says

    State pension: Triple lock ‘must go’ because it is unfair on other generations, charity says

    Ros disagrees with the Intergenerational Foundation conclusions that uprating the State Pension this year by earnings is ‘unfair’. Many pensioners have no other income and using adjusted earnings would help those facing poverty.

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    As Sunak contemplates massive reforms, state pensioners should be aware that Triple Lock is a “ticking time bomb.”

    As Sunak contemplates massive reforms, state pensioners should be aware that Triple Lock is a “ticking time bomb.”

    Ros is quoted saying that many women pensioners rely on the UK state pension, which is the lowest in the developed world and the earnings uprating is really important for them. ( link to pdf )

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    Universal Credit and state pensions will no longer go to Post Office accounts – the vulnerable could suffer

    Universal Credit and state pensions will no longer go to Post Office accounts – the vulnerable could suffer

    Ros wrote an article for inews about the Government’s decision to withdraw Post Office card accounts, which could leave vulnerable pensioners without their pension and urges it to ensure it has learned lessons from its failure to properly communicated about women’s State Pensions. ( link to pdf )

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    Two women died in their 90s while owed £42k and £71k by the DWP: Shocking cases uncovered of tragic losses in £3bn state pension scandal

    Two women died in their 90s while owed £42k and £71k by the DWP: Shocking cases uncovered of tragic losses in £3bn state pension scandal

    Ros is quoted by ThisIsMoney calling on the Government to explain why women were wrongly paid too little state pensions for many years and urging quick action to ensure they receive the money they are owed before they die. ( link to pdf )

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    Compensation hope for women born in the 1950s who did not get enough notice over state pension age change

    Compensation hope for women born in the 1950s who did not get enough notice over state pension age change

    Ros is quoted in MailonLine article about a leaked early draft of the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s findings of maladministration in relation to Government handling of State Pension Age rises since 1997. ( link to pdf )

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