15 September 2020

Government wins in latest round of female state pension age battle but they have lessons to learn

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Helen Morrissey, Personal Finance Specialist
Helen Morrissey

Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings


Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London comments on today’s (15th September) Court of Appeal judgement on the Back to 60 campaign.

“Today’s Court of Appeal judgement comes as no surprise but is nonetheless a crushing blow to those campaigning around changes to the female state pension age. While the decision to equalise state pension age across genders is the right decision there have been well known flaws in how these changes were communicated and a group of women have faced severe financial hardship as a result. Today’s judgement has gone in the government’s favour but they have huge lessons to learn from this.”


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Helen Morrissey, Corporate PR Specialist – Long Term Savings

About Royal London:

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £139 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and 4,348 employees. Figures quoted are as at 30 June 2020.