I continue to add my support for Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group and attended a parliamentary debate on the subject.
In a Westminster Hall debate on the acceleration of the state pension age for women born in the 1950s, SNP MPs Ian Blackford and Mhairi Black called on the UK Government to act and implement the transitional measures needed to deliver justice to the Local Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group.
The debate follows on from a long-standing campaign by SNP MPs with WASPI women who have been affected by pension changes. The SNP have argued that transitional measures to mitigate the issue would cost significantly less than the UK government’s £30 billion figure, with independent research commissioned by the SNP showing the cost would only sit at £8 billion.
The UK government must fulfil their responsibility on introducing measures that would deliver justice to WASPI campaigners and those affected by the rapid rises to the State Pension Age.
Millions of women have been affected by these changes and it is now time for action to be taken to support the women of Inverclyde and Scotland as a whole.”