Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2016-07-18.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the calls by Women Against State Pension Inequality for transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s, on or after 6 April 1951.

Lord Freud

Transitional arrangements are already in place. At the time of the Pensions Act 2011 the government introduced a concession worth £1.1 billion to limit the impact of the rising state pension age on those most affected. The concession capped the maximum delay that anyone would face in claiming their State Pension to 18 months rather than two years, relative to the previous timetable.