Caroline Welcomes News On Women's Pensions

Local MP Caroline Dinenage has today welcomed the government announcement that women who would have seen a two year increase to their state pension age will have their wait reduced to 18 months.

The Pensions Bill currently going through Parliament will be amended from the current timetable to cap the increase at a maximum of 18 months.

Caroline said “This is great news for my constituents who will certainly benefit from this change. It shows that the government has listened to the concerns of those who would have been worst affected by the increase in the state pension age, and I am relieved that nobody will have to wait more than 18 months longer to receive their state pension.”