WASPI campaigners lose High Court challenge

(Title Image: Mark Lewis via Wales Online)

Women who lost access to state pensions when the retirement age for women was raised from 60 to 65 lost a landmark case in the High Court last week.

The rise in the state pension age was announced in 1995, but many women born in the 1950s found themselves having to work longer than expected and believe the UK Government didn’t give them enough time to make arrangements.

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) argued the move was discriminatory, but the High Court disagreed, saying the rise in state pension age didn’t treat women any less favourably than men.

In March 2019, the Senedd voted 41-8 in favour of supporting the WASPI campaign.