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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    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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    PENSION HELP Thousands of over-80s wrongly missing out on £82 a week state pension – how to claim

    PENSION HELP Thousands of over-80s wrongly missing out on £82 a week state pension – how to claim

    The Sun newspaper highlights the problem of over 80s pensioners, the majority of whom are women, missing out on the minimum £82.45 a week state pension they are entitled to, regardless of their National Insurance contribution. ( link to pdf )

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    Working from home can turbocharge women’s pensions… but the bad news? It could also damage career prospects

    Working from home can turbocharge women’s pensions… but the bad news? It could also damage career prospects

    Ros is quoted Daily Mail and This is Money explaining why working from home could have both positive and negative impacts on women – it can help boost their pensions by allowing them to work full-time rather than part-time but may damage promotion prospects. ( link to pdf )

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    Working from home can turbocharge women’s pensions… but the bad news? It could also damage career prospects

    Working from home can turbocharge women’s pensions… but the bad news? It could also damage career prospects

    Ros is quoted Daily Mail and This is Money explaining why working from home could have both positive and negative impacts on women – it can help boost their pensions by allowing them to work full-time rather than part-time but may damage promotion prospects. ( link to pdf )

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