Monthly Archives: February 2016

MPs Condemned For Ignoring Sexual Equality In Pensions

Feb 26, 2016 |

The Women’s Equality Party (WE) said MPs who voted “No” on a proposal to help retired women affected by the unfair State Pension Age changes is an attack on improving pensions sexual equality in the United Kingdom. During the House of Commons debate yesterday, about 289 MPs voted “No” against arrangements to help 2.6 million […more]

New Pensions Tax Laws May Discourage Saving

Feb 18, 2016 |

According to the Institute of Fiscal studies, instead of encouraging pension saving with a flat-rate tax, savers may be discouraged to invest their money in pensions and may rather invest in properties than investing in pensions. Chancellor George Osborne plans to scrap higher-rate tax relief on pensions and move towards a flat-rate that could reach […more]

BBC Presenter Hits Altmann For Growing Sensitive Towards Pensions Insults

Feb 9, 2016 |

Minister Ros Altmann called out the campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) for sending her “hate” mail and campaigning hate against her because she refused to endorse their campaign. Ms Altmann said WASPI’s idea of pensions protection will create the inequality it sought to fight against. WASPI is fighting to provide financial support […more]

Women May Lose Up To £12k After Time Off Work For Family And Poor Decisions

Feb 1, 2016 |

British women in their 50s could lose up to £12,000 because of increases in their state pension age. Women who gave time to raise their family might be hurled into poverty. Concerned MPs estimate about 400,000 women born in the 1950s may lose up to a few thousand pounds per year. According to Labour MP […more]