Tomorrow’s pension judicial decision for 3.8 million 50s born women will be a landmark event

50s women dancing in front of the Royal Court of Justice after the judge granted their request for a judicial review

While the media has been almost entirely focused on Brexit tomorrow’s judicial decision on whether 3.8 million women born in the 1950s are entitled to full restitution for the pension they lost will be ground breaking.

The BackTo60 campaign brought the case using individual examples of hardship caused by successive governments raising the women’s pension age from 60 to 66 and not taking action to give them adequate notice of the change.

Whatever decision is made it will not mean the lowering of the current pension age of 66 and will have no effect on the primary legislation that introduced the change – the 1995 Pension Act. It is entirely about compensation and discrimination towards this group of women as a result of the implementation of this and subsequent Acts of Parliament – again by successive governments- of the change.

Frankly it has not been surprising that two judges have taken nearly four months to reach a decision – even though it has been frustrating for the women themselves – many of whom have suffered severe financial hardship.

If it was a simple decision – just pay out the money – or say there is no case to answer and it can be easily dismissed- we would have had a decision months ago.

Instead the judges will have had to consider both UK and EU law and the UK’s ratification by Margaret Thatcher of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women ( CEDAW) – which specifies that women who have suffered discrimination must be fully compensated.

The fact that CEDAW is part of this judicial review affecting so many people is in itself ground breaking. The only other contentious issue where CEDAW has been used before, to my knowledge, is the Labour Party’s decision to apply it under the Equality Act – to use it for all women shortlists to change the composition of Parliament.

The other key issue is whether the 1995 Pensions Act itself years after it was passed created discrimination against women who are now suffering hardship. This was a key feature of the granting of the judicial review in the first place by Mrs Justice Lang who rejected the Department of Work and Pensions argument that the challenge to the 1995 Act was too late. She saw instead the courts intervening to relieve the plight of women suffering now – rather than a tardy response to legislation passed over 20 years ago. It will more than interesting to see the judges’ ruling on this point.

What will also be important will be the judges ‘reaction to the case put forward by the government’s top lawyer, Sir James Eadie, known as the Treasury Devil, who did not just accept that the women had not been informed of the change but said the DWP has no duty under the 1995 Act to inform them in the first place.

If this was accepted by the judges it would mean that nobody was entitled to be informed by law about any change in their pension – not just the 1950s women.

The opposite case was put by Michael Mansfield who argued that the Government’s decision was an ” abuse of power” which had targeted a large sub group of people who had endured hardship.

Whatever the decision tomorrow it will be a landmark one – not only for women who had to wait up to six years for their pension but also for age and sex discrimination.

139 thoughts on “Tomorrow’s pension judicial decision for 3.8 million 50s born women will be a landmark event

    • I am getting more nervous as tomorrow gets nearer anxiously waiting for the decision. Praying that we win this. we have suffered and waited long enough and should be compensated fully with what we have lost. No matter what the out come is I want to thank you David the Legal team and all at back to 60 for tirelessly working hard on our behalf and for your endless support for us 50s Ladies. Many many thanks cant thank you enough..

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    • David a big big thank you for supporting us women born in the 50’s and all the work you have put in to help us get justice. Fingers crossed for tomorrow x

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    • It’s totally unfair women have been treated in this way it has caused them stress and hardships. Hope it’s put right tomorow.

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  1. David you said it all and without all the support we have had we would never be in the position awaiting the judgement on our case.

    I’m sure all the 1950’s women will have a very emotional day tomorrow what ever the outcome. It’s been the most trying, stressful time at an age when we should all be enjoying some quality of life.

    The damage this has done to women who have served this country paying their dues, working, bringing up families, caring for elderly parents and enabling their families to work by looking after grandchildren. On top of all that they’ve had to work 6 more years juggling more balls than a circus.

    Alot of the 50’s women are working with health issues. Others are not able to get work as employers rarely take on over 60’s (ageism does exist). In jobs in their 60’s that they struggle to do i.e. care/nursing.

    I believe with all my heart the back to 60’s team will get us the justice we deserve. A sincere thank you to them all for all their help, they have been incredible.

    Good luck everyone in the judgement tomorrow. I’m sure the Great British justice system will conclude only one judgement. The evidence clear for all to see. The abuse of power and malpractice lead to one judgement, we win our case.

    Dee

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    • My name is Patricia Daniels, and I am 61 and 1/2. I had breast cancer 5 1/2 years ago, I was very lucky that they caught it early, but with the side affects of the
      medication and dreadful hot flushes plus lots of other health issues I have been struggling with work for several years now, but unfortunately I can’t afford to retire without a state pension, but I cant see how I am going to be able to work until I am 66. Not everyone is fit enough to work 6 or more years extra. Being able to retire at 60 would have been a God send for me and I’m sure a lot of other ladies of my age.

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      • Hi there I had to finish work because of breast cancer last year I’ll be 65 next February. Let’s hope their hard work paid off regards.

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    • I too believed the JR would find in our favour. Particularly after reading the 34th & 36th report of the Committee of Public Accounts which strongly criticised the DWP ‘about the failure to properly inform the public of a change in inherited arrangements for SERPS 2000’. To my mind those reports made it clear that there was an obligation to inform the public of changes to their pension entitlement. Compensation was made available to those affected. IMO this acts as a precedent. I hope this information is helpful if there is an appeal.

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  2. Wishing luck for the hearing tomorrow. I had to retire just before my 55th birthday due to ill health, & like thousands of women I had worked since I left school at 17.

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  3. Thanks for your post. I still think there will still be something passed for the 50’s women . If we had been told in 1995. We would have . Well some of the women would have been able to alter their financial situation. I think personally that was the biggest mistake they made . And then altered it another 3 times without telling us. I’m still waiting to be told . But quite funny. How they were able to send me a tax assessment every year

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  4. Thank-you, David, for your support as it has meant such a lot to us all. Today I am 65 but that’s between you and me. It has affected not only us 50s women but our families too. Hard financially, but the injustice of it all has taken its toll on our health, which I can’t forgive. Whatever tomorrow’s outcome is, thanks again for being there for us. My husband gets his pension in November but I don’t get mine till next October. So much for equality❗️

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  5. When you consider all the benefits given away to people that haven’t worked or dont want to work
    against the 1950s ladies that have worked and paid into the system ,maybe its time to honour the right people, and if the government, wish to gain 3.8 million votes , I say , pay us what you owe us and respect us for what we stand for. As a huge majority of women find themselves alone in later years, it would make a huge difference to their quality of life.. Give us our money back.

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  6. Yes thank you for the up-date, so important to know what’s going on, just having to wait for just one more day is momentas. Good luck to all 50s women, hoping that justice will be done x

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  7. Thankyou for the update. Many many thanks to everyone for all the hard work that has got us to this point. Hopefully it will be OUR day tomorrow…we have waited so long for this to happen. Good luck and fingers crossed for a day to remember.

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  8. Thank you as always for your support. I left work at 62 thinking as they had put the State Pension to 65 for women, and informed in April 2014 I would get mine at 62 10mths, 3 July 2016. I then went on Website to claim and it said July 2020. Disgrace, we were never informed about the second rise which happened in 12 months!!!! I’m 65 now…….. Sue Helm

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  9. the judges will have had to consider both UK and EU law and the UK’s ratification by Margaret Thatcher of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women ( CEDAW) – which specifies that women who have suffered discrimination must be fully compensated. Can they delay their ruling as on the 31st of this month we are leaving the EU and much social legislation will be removed from the statute book or amended so it becomes meaningless or worthless.

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  10. Thank you for all the hard work you have done for us women. Not sure what will happen tomorrow, but we have to be positive.

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  11. I have worked all my life until health issues made it impossible for me to carry on.I was looking forward to retirement with my husband, which hasn’t happened. I get ESA fortnightly just over 200pd.How the hell are we supposed to survive and have some quality in our lives. I feel that our GOVERNMENTS dont care for us.We have paid into the system from the age of 15.I was holding 4 jobs at one time.We are burnt out mentally and physically. PLEASE HELP.

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    • thank you for all your hard work the govermment not only did they take our pensions but our widows benefits also me and my husband worked all our lives amd ehen my husnand died suddenly i got nothing and cannot even retire

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  12. I’m keeping fingers crossed for a positive result tomorrow and hope the pension increase will apply to all women 🤞

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  13. Really helpful summary to help keep things in perspective whilst waiting with everything crossed for tomorrow’s judgement! Thanks for all your help with the whole BackTo60 campaign and for casting a light into the murky shadows!

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  14. I’m praying for justice for my 62 year old mother and for all the other 50’s born women affected by this. I started work at 23 after University, like many of my generation. Mum started at 16 after school, like many of her generation. These ladies deserve a rest!

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  15. Well, we will all soon know. I am so hoping justice will prevail, we have suffered injustice for long enough. David, will we be able to watch/listen to the judgement? Which is best media for that? Once again, thank you so much for standing by us through this very long period, i am so grateful. Will anyone sleep tonight?
    I have now worked 4years 8 months and 2 days past 60 when I thought I was retiring. I will never get that time back and a health issue is now full-blown and I am unable to work at all. If I had rested more ….. but it is the unfairness, the lack of communication and smugness of the then chancellor of the exchequer that really hurts. Please please please be good news

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  16. Yes David thanks for the update and like Christine I’m keeping everything crossed that the decision goes our way. We have waited long enough. Can you tell us what would happen next if the decision does go our way.

    Thanks

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  17. Thank you for the update fingers crossed for all the ladies who are living under the bread line it’s not just pensions it’s bus passes & quality of life .

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  18. Good luck tomorrow. I have had hardship not only losing my husband at 55 and having to work full time till I’m entitled to my pension has put a strain on my life and wellbeing suffering depression and going through grieve and my husband who worked from 16 and never reached his pension age. Hope we get a victory tomorrow xx

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  19. Thank you to you all for your tireless efforts on our behalf…as an April 54 lady still with no pension my appreciation is heartfelt. When I hit 60 I applied for my pension…I was told I would get it at 63 at 63 told 65…it beggars belief that They didn’t think we had a right to know. I still have no pension. Again thank you.
    Best regards
    Maria Fletcher. 1 of the 3.8 million ladies.

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  20. Thank you for fighting our corner. I so hope for all 50s born women we have success tomorrow. Ardent Waspi Campaigner, Leeds x

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  21. Hope something will get done I’m nearly 63 don’t think I can keep working until 66worked all my life thankyou for your hard work

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  22. Thank you David Hencke for championing our cause and encouraging us all with your blog. May justice be on our side tomorrow.

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  23. Thank you for all your efforts. I was born August 1954. Took semi retirement at 55 thinking I would get pension at 60. Was a huge mistake and by the time I was informed of new pension age it was far too late to reverse. I have literally lost thousands by this and am still working with no end in sight .

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  24. Women will tommorow learn of our fate.
    Thank you to all of the team and all those women whom have worked tirelessly, to bring about this case.
    What ever the out come and I’m praying for a positive result.
    The government will loose and never be forgiven.

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  25. Big thank you to all who have worked so hard on our behalf you are all AMAZING!!!! Fingers crossed for tomorrow’s outcome!!!!

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  26. Thank you also for your hard work. I am living with financial difficulties as I care for my parents. No advance advise from the government or or plan b it is an absolute disgrace. No time to to arrange private pension or enough money to do so.

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  27. Thank you for the Up Date, we have to hope for a Good outcome for us all. I had to retire due to ill health at 55, this would go a long way to helping, I don’t think I will survive until pension age, and I am 62 now. Good Luck all. xx

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  28. Well done hope we get the answers we deserve I had NO letter informing me of the change…..thank you for all your hard work ….Moira Wathan

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  29. Thank you David for all you have done for us women so sad my husband should of retired but cannot because I don’t get my pension he will have to work till he drops bless him

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  30. Tomorrow will be a day of celebration and in no small way the support that has been shown by David and his team has added to the back bone of support.
    I am feeling nervous and excited all at the same time and wish everyone a great day tomorrow.

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  31. Fingers crossed we have been robbed hope it goes in our favour thank you so much for all your hard work we really appreciate it .

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  32. Thank you so very much David for all of your wonderful reporting during 50’s women’s pension plight. You have been an amazing supporter and reporter of the Backto60 campaign for justice. Everything crossed for a favourable outcome tomorrow and if we win I’ll be able to subscribe to By- Line times.

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  33. Thank You David for a excellent update, will we be able to watch the ruling or follow it anywhere? If not will you be sending and update as soon as you know, I will not sleep tonight, not that I haven’t already lost many nights sleep, worrying about where the money is coming from for the next bill. I will be praying for the correct outcome along with many others, Good Luck Ladies.

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  34. Thank you for getting this so far
    I’m praying that we get justice
    My health like so many has suffered due to having to carry on working

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  35. Thanks for your invaluable insight along this amazing journey and for your round-up regarding tomorrow’s possibilities on the table. The Law is supposed to oversee justice being done and sometimes the jargon gets in the way. Your precis has clarified things greatly. Here’s to success and recompense tomorrow 🍀🍀.

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  36. Hopefully the outcome will be favourable but whatever the decision may i take this opportunity to say a BIG THANKYOU to all who have been involved and worked tirelessly on our behalf.

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  37. The financial problems caused by my lack of pension has greatly contributed to the breakdown of marriage after 34 years… Causing more hardship. I fully expect I am one of many

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  38. Keeping fingers crossed, the right decision is made, and we can hold our heads held high, and no more hardship for what is rightly ours. Worked since 15yrs old and still working.

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  39. Thankyou David and all who have brought this to the courts,I will be like the rest of us deflated if nothing changes,,, couple of years to wait extra isn’t to bad,but SIX YEARS. Is way to long,got all my stamps,this is my 54th year working…the way they judge yr age,year,month when you were born to get yr pension is crazy,,it dos’nt make sense,end of day they didn’t pay into the pension pot,,,so not our fault..so angry when some friends have had theirs for a few years,,they waited two,,,but six. It is a hardship,,,,,I will wait. And hopefully have good news,,,thankyou all again.xx
    On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 14:11, Westminster Confidential wrote:
    > davidhencke posted: ” 50s women dancing in front of the Royal Court of > Justice after the judge granted their request for a judicial review While > the media has been almost entirely focused on Brexit tomorrow’s judicial > decision on whether 3.8 million women born in the 1950s” >

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  40. thank you for all your hard work the govermment not only did they take our pensions but our widows benefits also me and my husband worked all our lives amd ehen my husnand died suddenly i got nothing and cannot even retire

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  41. I have taken on another job along with my day job as i wont have much in my pension pot so im praying that we win compensation tomorrow. Good luck and i would like to thank everyone involved .

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  42. I have really struggled these past 2 years, I had to leave work for health reasons, I’m not entitled to any benefits except care allowance for my disabled partner, the amount I get is then taken from his pension credits (I think that’s what his benefit is called) I have never been on benefits and have 44 yrs stamps on but this means nothing

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  43. My partner is paying me £100 a week of his state pension so I have at least some money for myself..which means I am dependent on him financially now. He keeps the remaining £40. This £100 is only income I have and I have no savings now because I have had to use them up paying the mortgage and bills since I was 60. I have another three years to wait until I’m 66. I got two years notice that I wouldn’t be getting my State pension at 60. Gov employees told me I’d only have to wait til I was 60 to get my pension. They didn’t tell me the State pension age had gone up to 66!!!!! What’s most tragic is the savings I had would have stayed in tact had I got my pension at 60 and the money could have helped my adult children for their future security and given my partner and I some quality of life while his cancer now means he will die having had to support me with his pension and now his savings are draining away too. The impact of this on our lives is terrible. It’s not just affecting the 3.8 million women but their families and our whole right to life.

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  44. Just pray we get the correct answer. I’m 63 and my body is aching. So looking forward to retirement after working since 15 with only 2 years off for maternity. Nursed all my elderly family to a lovely end of life. Now I need s good end to life . Thankyou

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  45. Let’s hope Justice prevails for all us 50s born women tomorrow.
    I have never been notified of any changes to my pension, it’s a disgrace
    That they say we were not entitled to be informed.

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  46. Thank you David Hencke and Back to 60 for all your hard work. Praying that justice will prevail and the decision will be fair to all 1950s women who have waited patiently for what is rightfully theirs.

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  47. Thank you for the update and your support.
    Fingers crossed for the right result tomorrow.
    I should of retired 3.5 yrs ago, those years have been stolen from me never mind the thousands of £’s and many thousand more ladies which we will never get back. When I started work at 17 retirement age was 60 and we worked and planned for that day.
    So come on we have thousands of young people who can’t find jobs because we women are being made to work 6 years longer. Give those kids a break and give us the retirement we DERSERVE.

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  48. Good luck for tomorrow and thanks for you effort .I appreciate what you have done as I have worked from being 15 years old . With only three months off.

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  49. Never gave me the choice!!!!
    I may have wanted to work a few more years after i was 60, but that would have been my choice. You go girls. Sending my wishes to you all.

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  50. Thank you to the Back to 60 for helping us I have been working for the last 5 years taking a cocktail pills to keep me free from pain ,I so needed my money 5 years ago ,I am sure lots of other ladies are the same .
    Let’s hope it goes our way as we deserve this .

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  51. Thank you David and everyone involved in this campaign for all us fifty’s women you have all worked tirelessly for us and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope all your hard work
    Gets the right result tomorrow. Thanks
    Once again for fighting our corner

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  52. Well done to everyone involved I turned 60 last year and struggling this is great news fingers crossed for tomorrow good luck 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞 x

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  53. Thanks for the update David. I just wish that all of us women who have had to stop working in their 50s to look after ageing parents and in laws and then our spouses who are so unable to walk, feed themselves, and maintain general hygiene through neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, (as my husband suffers from) motor neurone disease, Huntington’s disease etc could have bombarded parliament to highlight our plight. We are saving this government millions by being carers to looking after loved ones. We don’t have the time or the will to fight for justice to give us what we paid into since 16 years of age and expected to receive at 60.

    What about outdoor manual workers whose joints are shot by the age of 50 who are not able to continue in manual work etc etc etc!!! I could go on but my will has gone😥

    to highlight the strains we have been under for many years

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  54. Give me thr 5 years pension you thieves in sheeps clothing.
    You can claim right left and centre.
    Abolish expences for Ministers and give us what we have worked for and paid in contributions.
    I dont call turning up and falling asleep a job.
    ABOLISH THE HOUSE OF LORDS ALTOGTHER.N

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  55. I cannot believe that this country allowed this to happen, that women have yet again been treated like this. Women who have given years of contribution, unpaid childcare, caring for relatives, are denied their rightful pension. If this is not corrected then this country will have no future as it will be no better than how it was many years ago or other countries it criticised. We have suffered enough, lost homes, got ill, ended up dead, as some have, some took their own life. There is an oak tree in trafford town hall grounds that is a Waspi oak tree which will grow strong for the women it represents. Strength is being able to say sorry and admit a mistake, put right that mistake, we are standing together to see if that strength is there.

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  56. Huge thanks David for everything you have done for all 1950’s women. Your unwavering support has been greatly appreciated. I pray today’s ruling brings an end to our fight for justice and lifts all the women suffering.
    Thank you so much !

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  57. Society has forgotten, the role of women, they bring up the world of success everywhere, with their support support the and efforts!!

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  58. I had NO notification of the age change at all, until it was in place. I would have now been retired, instead I have a further 6 years to work. In addition to this, as I work for the civil service my private pension age has also increased in line with the national pension age.

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    • It also happened to men. I think everyone should retire by 60.i myself took early retirement even though I had little money. Your health is more important.

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  59. I too will hoping for a positive outcome tomorrow, for all the women like myself, who have had to wait until age 66 for the state pension. It will make so much difference to so many of us, and not forgetting those who are currently suffering ill-health and stress because of this hardship. Let us all hope that the outcome will be a just and fair one. Thank you so much David, for all the hard work you and so many others have put in on behalf of us all.

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  60. Thank you so much for fighting our corner .I started work on my 15 th birthday and I can not finish till I’m 66 cause they not enough stamps after 43 years paying into the custom
    Let’s hope justice is done today xx

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  61. I agree it’s disappointing that these people have missed out on there pensions at 60, but it has happened to men as well having to wait until 66 when they are 65 because there birthday falls within a certain month.

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  62. Sadly exactly the result that was expected
    The DWP are a law unto themselves and this just confirms that
    Until you get organized and start to take direct action against the Government and some of the individuals who made these decisions then you will get nowhere
    Start by blocking Parliament on the day of the Queens Speech – or delaying MP’s getting there
    They can’t put all of you in jail

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  63. I believe that this money was never going to be allocated to this group of women because there would need to be an investigation as to where the money went.
    It was used by successive administrations as a sort of slush fund for whatever at the time.
    Originally DWP said not enough money was collected, that has been proven to be untrue.
    Also most of their arguments have also been proven to be untrue, why are they allowed to lie with impunity?
    Even now women are being paid 28 percent less than Men, you can’t pick and choose equality to suit yourself?
    I have 3 years now of no pension and try finding work at this age it’s insufferable!
    Tina Burgess 07817222116
    On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 14:13, Westminster Confidential wrote:
    > davidhencke posted: ” 50s women dancing in front of the Royal Court of > Justice after the judge granted their request for a judicial review While > the media has been almost entirely focused on Brexit tomorrow’s judicial > decision on whether 3.8 million women born in the 1950s” >

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    • No doubt more time is needed by the good people who have been at the sharp end of fighting on our behalf to re-energise themselves & regroup their thoughts.

      When the dust has settled , I would be very interested to read rational explanations from people knowledgable enough to understand the legal context & issues raised by the case to the question posed in Tina’s comment ( & others on similar lines) :

      “ Also most of their arguments have also been proven to be untrue, why are they allowed to lie with impunity“

      Assuming , that rational explanations exist as to why Politicians & Civil Servants can lie , deliberately misrepresent & hide information without fear of redress?

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  64. IMPORTANT-Re JR findings. No obligation to notify 1950s women??? When changes to inherited arrangements to SERPS 2000 were made the DWP were criticised by the chairman of the Committee of Public Accounts (CPA), Mr Edward Leigh MP, for poor communication with the public (see 36th & 34th Report by said committee). ‘Since my Committee raised concerns about the failure to properly inform the public of a change in inherited arrangements for SERPS 2000, the DWP has invested considerable resources in getting its message across….over 20 million people have received letters or been targeted with advertising’. Also, compensation was made available. So is this case not a precedent for obligation to notify those affected by pension changes? I hope this information will be helpful if an appeal takes place. These CPA reports make strong recommendations for notifying the public of any changes to pensions entitlement. — IMO we should definitely have been informed in advance of the changes to our SPA.

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  65. Just heard that we lost. Apparently there has been NO discrimination!! Really, or perhaps it’s more that we would have been compensated and our Government doesn’t like to compensate anyone else’s pocket if its not their own. Shame on the judges that came to this decision.

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  66. Important info. Re Judicial Review finding that there was no obligation to notify 1950s women of changes to their SPA.
    All 1959s women should google Committee of Public Accounts reports 34 & 36 regarding the changes to inherited SERPS 2000. The DWP were strongly criticised for not informing the public of ‘a change in inherited arrangements for SERPS 2000’. IMO the findings in these reports and the compensation made available for failure to notify act as a precedent. The reports make clear there was an obligation to inform those who would be affected. This information may inform an appeal if there is one.

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  67. I am 62 next week and work in early years primary school, I am not in good health 1 knee replacement and the other needs doing shortly I have back problems that are work related, I cannot retire without the state pension as I don’t have private one and live alone, how can I work till the age of 66
    THANKYOU and fingers crossed for the right outcome

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  68. I’m so disappointed with the outcome after all the good effort

    On Wed, 2 Oct 2019 at 14:16, Westminster Confidential wrote:

    > davidhencke posted: ” 50s women dancing in front of the Royal Court of > Justice after the judge granted their request for a judicial review While > the media has been almost entirely focused on Brexit tomorrow’s judicial > decision on whether 3.8 million women born in the 1950s” >

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  69. Well there we go. 😥😥😥 I know you tried on our behalf David to raise awareness but even on news stations, BREXIT. abortion bills and non smacking of children took precedence to us almost 4 million women. Just a sign of the times when us women just get on and ‘do’ what we have to do. What would happen if we all downed tools and left the government to pick up the tabs of looking after our parents, spouses, grandchildren. THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WE WOMEN WOULD NOT LET OUR FAMILIES DOWN. BUT THEY DONT CARE A JOSS ABOUT US OR OUR HEALTH AND MENTAL WELL-BEING. I AM SO DISGUSTED AT THE 2 ‘SUPREME’ COURT JUDGES. I KNOW I AM BEING BIASED BUT I WONDER ‘WHO HAS PUT THEM (UNDER PRESSURE)!!!! TO COME TO THIS DECISION. 👺👿 AND WHAT THEIR BENEFITS WILL BE FOLLOWING THIS DECISION. I KNOW I SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID THAT BUT I HAVE BECOME CYNICAL ABOUT MANY THINGS IN THE LAST TWO DECADES. CHARITIES BEING ANOTHER THING WITH SO MANY HIGHLY PAID EXECUTIVES WHO ARE THERE TO TAKE HIGH SALARIES AND ACHIEVE WHAT👹👹👹👹?????

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    • Firstly a big thankyou to all those who have worked tirelessly to get this to supreme Court. We are all shocked and devastated at the outcome as the evidence provided by our team seems to have paled into in significance. The result so black and white that the cover ups, the malpractice, the deceipt all washed away.

      We have to pick ourselves up and brush our selves down. We’re stronger than they think we are because this fight will go on and on till they are sick to death of hearing us.

      We have to do our bit now, we all support one another on here. So let’s use the tools we have at hand. If we all write a draft letter and email the letter attachment to unions, leaders of parliament, support groups, MP,s their in boxes will be full of our plight.

      Their is strength in number and that’s just what we have. 3.8 million women bombarding them all with the injustice that has been done.

      I’m an optimist always trying to see a positive. Yesterday’s ruling was a shock but I half expected it. I think we have a bigger part in this, if you were a party leader wouldn’t you want to come to the aid of 3.8million voters in an election. Think about it!!!

      We can now pick up the pace, we have to. We all live in various places across the Country and most can’t get to London. Our emails can, we all need to take this last stand to get the result we deserve and we all have to play our part no matter how small.

      The more MP,s unions, leaders, TV personalities, anyone we can reach that we bring on side is another string to our bow.

      We will get justice …we will
      Remember we to can play games.
      We hold the Trump card 3.8 million votes. So which one of you leaders wants them in the next election?

      This fight goes on, we’ve got this far were not done yet. We have so many people supporting us from friends, family and young people’s groups. We do it for us but we also do it for them.

      No one person was in a civilised Country should be put in the position the 50’s women have. If we have one legacy we will make sure this never happens again.

      Dee

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      • I read yesterday that 2 MP’s are putting to government a 3 pronged idea which has been discussed with the various groups supporting us.

        Their idea
        1. To give women aged 63 plus a pension.
        2. No matter what NI contributions everyone received the same.
        3. Those who had not paid into any other pension fund to get a pension credit allowance.

        Now that’s great that it’s even being discussed as an option. However we are moving back to discrimination again by messing about with ages.

        The increase in the state pension age has affected ALL women born in the 1950’s not just those born from 1950-1956.

        This is yet another way to save the government money. They can’t be given an opportunity to pick and choose who they pay out to.

        So are they saying the women born in 1957-1959 aren’t having a hard time of it? How the hell do they know what we’re going through and how can they presume.

        It cannot be made any clearer, all women who have been impacted upon by these pension changes deserve the same rights. That’s EQUALITY something the government seems to think we have had.

        So MP’s when you are putting together ideas on ways forward. Remember we are ONE GROUP all born in the 1950’s. We have been treated with unfairness all our lives so please don’t move the goal posts to make the DWP life easier.

        We fight as one and we remain as one. We will win this fight as we have strength in numbers it’s only a question of when we win it.

        Dee

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  70. Good morning I have worked since my 16 birthday I’m now 64. My believe was when I was 60 I could retire I’m discussed with the government to treat myself and all the other women born in the 50 like this. We where a generation of women to stay at home and looked after our children, when they where a little older we worked part time. I believe they changed the the age nothing to do with equality it was because they spent all the pension funds.

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