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Tories reject calls to aid women hit by state pension age increase

Labour MP Jack Dromey claimed women are "suffering and losing out due to the acceleration of the state pension age and lack of proper notice".

Shocking 97% of eligible carers missing out on state pension boost

Scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension pots has failed to reach 97% of its target group.

‘Clock is ticking’ for Tory government to support WASPI women

UK government has just five weeks to provide a response to parliament after commons defeat.

Pension savings ‘under threat’ from cold call scams

UK Government urged to ban pension cold calls, as MPs warn people's savings are under threat from scammers.

OECD: UK has lowest state pension of any developed country

British workers receive just 29% of their previous earnings, although private pensions bring figure up to near average.

SNP call on Scottish Tory MPs to support WASPI women

Scottish Tories must stand by their election promise and support fair pensions for women, says SNP MP.

Debbie Abrahams’ speech to Labour Party conference in full

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to "transform our social security system from one that demonises, to one that is supportive and enabling".

Labour launches its ‘national State Pension tour’

Party hopes to increase public awareness about how Tory plans will force 36.9 million people to work longer.

This is bad news if you were born in the North of England

People born in the North of England are 20% more likely to die early than those born in the South.

A million women £32 a week worse off thanks to pension age changes

IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.

State pension changes will cost 7 million people £10,000 each

Analysis shows each person affected may lose £9,800 after government announces raising pension age earlier than planned.

UK workplace pensions system ‘sustainable but inadequate’, says thinktank

Young British workers face a 'monumental savings challenge' if they are to enjoy the same retirement income as current retirees.

‘Work till you drop’ is already becoming a reality for many older people

Half of new retirees to continue working past state pension age, despite £3.5bn in pensioner benefits remaining unclaimed every year.

Man wins equal pension rights for husband at supreme court

Landmark ruling means former cavalry officer’s husband will enjoy the same pension rights as a widow would.

Tory treatment of women hit by pension age hike ‘an absolute disgrace’

SNP MP Mhairi Black blasted the government's treatment of WASPI women.

Women hit by pension age change ‘can take up apprenticeships’

Minister Guy Opperman’s comments enrage ‘Waspi’ campaigners – and Conservative MPs join criticism of policy.

Theresa May has ‘no mandate’ to increase state pension age

Prospect Union says the result of the general election shows that there is no consensus for further increases to the state pension age.

Tory winter fuel allowance cut puts 4,000 lives at risk, claims Labour

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says taking £300 annual payment away from millions of pensioners would contribute to rise in winter deaths.

Poorest face ‘double whammy’ if Tories ditch triple lock on pensions

Removal of minimum rise could push many into poverty.

‘Damian Green must apologise for misleading WASPI women’, say SNP

Work and Pensions Secretary wrongly claimed the Scottish Government could create a new benefit to help women hit by pension changes.

UK should axe state pension for rich people, says OECD

Scrapping payments to wealthiest 5% to 10% would allow government to give more to people in greater need, says thinktank.

Theresa May weighing up cheaper ‘double lock’ for pensions

‘Triple-lock’ policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead.




Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".

Millions of families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years

New study confirms that the poorest are being hit hardest by continuing austerity.