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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    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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    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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    Chaotic DWP response to state pension scandal under attack, as five more women receive a total of £53k after string of errors and delays

    Chaotic DWP response to state pension scandal under attack, as five more women receive a total of £53k after string of errors and delays

    Ros is quoted by This is Money commenting on the problem for many women who are being underpaid their State Pensions and the DWP has not remedied the problems. ( link to pdf )

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    State pension rise 2021: DWP introduces bill to ensure payments for older people can be increased next year

    State pension rise 2021: DWP introduces bill to ensure payments for older people can be increased next year

    Ros is quoted by inews welcoming the Government’s announcement that state pensions would not be frozen this year, even though average earnings are likely to have fallen. Legislation will be changed to allow the triple lock to remain in place. ( link to pdf )

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