Government must learn lessons from state pension age case

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist

Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

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Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London comments on the news that women have lost their High Court bid against state pension age rises from the government.

“Today’s judgement may well have gone in the government’s favour but there are lessons they must learn from this. While the judges said the increases were not discriminatory and they were not in a position to conclude steps taken to inform these women were reasonable there is no question that women have experienced severe financial hardship as a result of this change. Government must ensure such changes are communicated more effectively in future.”

Notes to editors

A copy of the judgement can be found here:

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Delve-and-Glynn-v-SSWP-CO-3174-2018-Final.pdf

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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with funds under management of £130 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,046 employees. Figures quoted are as at June 2019.