Two women affected by the state pension age changed from 60 to 66 for women lost their appeal against the high court ruling.Campaigners claim that women born in 1950 have been unfairly treated as a result of the slotxo rapid change in pension age due to turn 66 later this year.On Tuesday, the senior judge unanimously resolved to cancel the women's appeal.
They say recommending the same state pension age for men and women is not illegal discrimination.The government welcomed the ruling, saying the change was a move toward gender equality long overdue.Julie Delve, 62, and Karen Glynn, 63, backed by campaign group BackTo60, are challenging the pension age change after losing a high court battle with the slotxo Department of Work and Pensions last year.The campaign group involved in court cases represented nearly four million women affected by the government's decision to increase the state pension age from 60 to 66.Many low-income people say they are facing financial hardship as a result of
Campaigners, however, said their battle was not over.Joanne Welch, founder and director of BackTo60, told the BBC that she would now consider taking the case to the Supreme Court and to draft a law to bring the women's rights bill.Unison, Britain's largest trade union, said it increased the slotxo state's pension age by "No notice" jeopardized one generation of women's retirement plans.Calls for MPs to intervene to help women who are now struggling to meet Pamela Satchwell had to work after the age of 60 after the pension age rules changed.She works 16 hours a week as a carer of children with disabilities and people with ADHD.But without a pension to support her income, it's not enough. Pam's husband also died.
Later, she lost her home because she could not afford a mortgage alone and she had to sell all the jewelry her husband gave her.Now 67 years old, she is finally able to receive a pension and better manage her finances.But now it's too late I lost my house. I don't have any trinkets my husband gave me. I lost my life I had and never got it back, Pam said.As for the women involved in court cases, Pam wishes people to understand that it is not easy for those who find they cannot retire.You can't run out and get a job when you're 60. Employers don't need someone this age, she said.
Effects on mental health
Unison Assistant General Secretary Christina McAnea said that for young women this was not a disaster.Those with lower incomes are left in awe of the struggles to get little valuable support from the slotxo government.She cited a recent survey by her charity that received 20,000 answers about the pension age change.Mansfield said people had thoughts of suicide, they hurt themselves. This is an invisible effect. This matter was not discussed anywhere close enough, and I was deeply worried about women.A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions said they were pleased the court ruled that the women were notified as scheduled.
They added: The government decided 25 years ago to equalize the state pension age for men and women because of long-standing migration to gender equality.Increasing the state pension age in line with the change in life expectancy has been a policy of administration that has continued for many years.