Ros welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the new single tier state pension will be introduced from april 2016 after all, not April 2017. This means all women who have had a second increase in state pension age will be included in the new system.
Ros comments on latest figures from DWP showing a staggering Â£200 a week difference between state pension payments across the country – and explaining that the current system is unfair, especially as most of the with low pensions are women and with high pensions are men.
Ros comments on a report from MetLife showing the big differences in pensions between males and females.
An article published in the Sunday People newspaper, where Ros explains that women’s pensions are far lower than men’s and those women approaching retirement now have very poor pension prospects.
Press Release commenting on latest figures showing that the gender gap between men and women’s pensions has fallen, but that is only because women’s pensions have fallen by less than mens!
Ros prepared a briefing ahead of the Pensions Bill Third Reading and Report Stage, explaining why the current plans need to change and how a fairer implementation could be achieved.
Ros’ article published in the Yorkshire Post explaining that savers must not be made to suffer and Government should extend ISA allowances so that savers can have more income from their savings.
Ros calls for Government to implement Option 2 of its consultation proposals to reform state pensions – a flat-rate simple state pension paying ?140 a week to all those with a full contribution record.
Ros highlights the disappointment that Government failed to bring forward any amendments to its timetable for proposed state pension age rises, despite promising to make changes.
Article in FT Financial Adviser Magazine outlining why the Government needs to reconsider its plans to increase state pension age and find a fairer alternative that will give people more notice – and could also save more than the 30billion currently targetted.