Delivered to Downing Street: Jocelynne Scutt’s tribunal report on the horrors facing #50swomen who faced delayed pensions

Jocelynne Scutt, president of the Convention for Ending all Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Tribunal, yesterday delivered her report on the plight of 50s born women to Rishi Sunak, the new Prime Minister, at Downing Street.

The report, to be officially published at the end of this month, is the latest move to press for full restitution for the women who had to wait 6 years to get their pension. It is timely reminder to the government which is about implement big tax rises and spending cuts that this issue will not go away for the 3.6 million people who lost out.

Jocelynne Scutt, President of the CEDAW Tribunal; Janet Chapman, Ian Byrne’s Parliamentary Assistant, and Ian Byrne, Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby, who tabled a Parliamentary motion call for full restitution, pictured outside Parliament

Jocelynne Scutt gave a speech outlining the main issues and Ian Byrne wholeheartedly backing the campaign. See it on a video here.

Ian Byrne’s Parliamentary motion now has 75 signatures from MPs. The latest MPs to sign include more Labour MPs such as Qureshi Yasmin, Bolton, South East; Karl Turner, Kingston-upon-Hull, East: Dan Jarvis, Barnsley Central; and Khalid Mahmood, Birmingham, Perry Barr and Clive Betts, Sheffield South East.

Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson, Wera Hobhouse and MP for Bath is the first member of the party to sign.

The issue is very popular in Northern Ireland with all MPs in the Democratic Unionist Party signing plus a member from Social Democrat Labour Party and the Alliance. Eight MPs from Scottish National Party have signed and two from Alba Party. There are also a number of ex Labour MPs now Independents have signed, the latest being Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and South Acton.

It is noticeable that not a single Conservative MP has signed the new motion though many signed the motion in the last Parliament calling for full restitution.

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20 thoughts on “Delivered to Downing Street: Jocelynne Scutt’s tribunal report on the horrors facing #50swomen who faced delayed pensions

  1. Well done all of those people who have highlighted the government’s direct discrimination towards the 1950’s born Women. Ian and Jocelynne in particular have worked particularly hard on this huge injustice and inequality.

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  2. Thank you once again David, for all you have done and continue to do on behalf of 50sWomen in the face of the egregious injustice hey continue to suffer
    This issue cannot be resolved by the ombudsman, who is not even considering discrimination and who has very limited power anyway. We must all get our MPs to sign EDM430

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    • The Waspi Maladministration has probably more chance than any EDM. Even Andrew Gwynne has said they are ignored but open a dialogue.
      But you Back to 60 under the guise of CEDAW & Waspi are giving false hope to vulnerable women instead of managing expectations.
      The nit picking between you both is embarrassing & make me ashamed to be a 1950’s woman!
      This campaign has been over for years, there was a chance back in 2016 but that boat sailed.
      Time for dignity & to admit defeat.

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      • The Ombudsman could still grant some compensation for the years between 2004 and 2007.

        CEDAW could enter UK domestic law, whether it helps us or not, as about women’s equality with men.

        As Admin Grey Swans I am seeking moral support (to show if you might vote for) a new Over 50s (policies from ages 1 to 100 plus), who in government by your kind votes at next general election would:

        – £35,000 compensation to 1950s ladies
        – Pension 60 for the 1960s born
        – Age 50 for 1970s born – full works pension for manual jobs
        – £448.12 per week state pension, for all pensioners the same.
        – £650 Winter Fuel Payment
        – State pension lowered pension age / compensation / increased living state pension funded by increasing worker National Insurance contributions on the well off, who only pay 2 per cent instead of our 12 per cent.

        And so much more for 1950s to 1980s born, pensioners, and people below age 40.

        www dot over50sparty dot org dot uk

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  3. After being a carer to my neighbour for the last 2 years and receiving the paltry carers allowance I am now definitely a non person. Apparently my caring doesn’t and didn’t count as a job. Never mind that I saved this sheister government loads of money doing so. Now at 65 I cannot get JSA or ESA and have to live off my husband yet again. Gunpowder plot is sounding good right about now. Thieving swines. I just despair that 1950s women will ever get anything they are owed.

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  4. As Admin Grey Swans I am seeking moral support (to show if you might vote for) a new Over 50s (policies from ages 1 to 100 plus), who in government by your kind votes at next general election would:

    – £35,000 compensation to 1950s ladies
    – Pension 60 for the 1960s born
    – Age 50 for 1970s born – full works pension for manual jobs
    – £448.12 per week state pension, for all pensioners the same.
    – £650 Winter Fuel Payment
    – State pension lowered pension age / compensation / increased living state pension funded by increasing worker National Insurance contributions on the well off, who only pay 2 per cent instead of our 12 per cent.

    And so much more for 1950s to 1980s born, pensioners, and people below age 40.

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  5. I appreciate the efforts of all who have kept fighting this blatant injustice for so long. In a just and decent world, your efforts would be rewarded but as I age I realise this country (and world) moves further from decent and just which is why the efforts of people like you are all the more laudable. Thank you.

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  6. Thank goodness for David Hencke’s reporting…he has been faithfully backing 1950’s women all this time 👏👏 Rather than criticise the various campaign groups, as has been made on here, I would commend them for doing their best for us. Still hoping …..

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  7. I am a 1950s women who is still waiting for my stolen pension,but I do not believe there is any chance that we are going to be compensated. Rishi Sunak has already said that he has already signed off on this campaign and that there is no money available for compensation, so I fear that it will never happen under his watch.Has for EDMs they don’t really achieve anything except to start a debate and that’s it.In my opinion there needs to be another Judicial Review but for Maladrimistration although this is would take several more years,but then again so is waiting for the ombudsman desicion on compensation and even then he can’t force the government to award anything.

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  8. I wish people like me ,born 1952 who were first in the queue to be targeted could get some support..Ok only 3 years wait but not finding out until we were 59 that our retirement date had jumped from 60 to 63 with abso no chance of being able to do something about it ! Ok so we only had to wait up to 3 years , but certainly had to pay the price on losing out on the New Pension Rate approx £40 a week less and the monetary gap between the two Rates increases every year based on percentages ..The lower the basic rate ,the lower the financial yearly increase !

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  9. Thanks again David for your brilliant hard work and to the various people who have donated to the Support Groups who have been amazing. I think that as most taxpayers are being squeezed by this Government maybe it is now time that our MPs stood back and took a long look at their policies which are not working. MPs should now offer to take a 20-30% pay cut which would go some way towards refilling the black hole in the Exchequer’s coffers. Have they forgotten who fills the coffers with their various taxes, pension contributions and duty payments at the end of the day?

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  10. It tells you not one Conservative as his her own mind to vote in favour of the fifties woman they are told what to do not what they think .not much good that is it no democracy there

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  11. As a man married to a 60’s woman I back all of your efforts. My reason for writing, I started work in 1968 and have been retired since age 65 having just read the recent article! I was not given 5 years of free ni contributions. Do I have a case? with many others to pursue the government for this loss.
    Keep up the good work.

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    • No of course you don’t as it only applied to men who were out of work & over aged 60 at the time & in line with the phased timetable to level up the SP age for women with men that commenced in 2010. Hence why it ended in 2018.
      Those men only got credited with NI at the female SP age & if they needed them.
      We don’t know the uptake figures but it won’t be very high as by aged 60 a high number of men will have had the requirement. In your case it was 30 years from 2010. That increased to 35 years in 2016.

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  12. Jocylenne Scutt’s report is must see for 1950’s women and she highlights so well we have been discriminated against. We said all along they stole our money.
    Finally someone has proven this.
    Yes by all means women should be equal to men, but how they did it by prioritising those born in the 50’s and Women was all wrong. Keep reporting this David

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    • I’m afraid she proved no such thing.
      She had no legal jurisdiction so it means nothing.
      ALL women had their State Pension raised to 65 to equalise with men, as from the 06/04/50. We 50’s women were the first & it was phased in gradually from the 1995 Act to reach 65 by 2020. Subsequent Acts raised SP age further ( 2007 Act from 65 to 66 67 & 68 gradually for EVERYONE)
      However the 2011 Act acceleration to 66 brought forward age 65 equalisation to November 2018 & also affected 50’s born.
      I wish I could show you the timetables but am not able to within this blog.

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