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Moray SNP News

MORAY MP TO JOIN WASPI CAMPAIGNERS IN ELGIN

14/09/2016  

Moray’s Member of the Westminster Parliament Angus Robertson will this Friday [16 September] join local WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaigners on Elgin’s Plainstones.

WASPI campaigners will be highlighting the inequality facing women born in the 1950s on or after 6 April 1951 whose pensions have been hit badly by UK Tory Government decisions on a shorter timescale to implement pension age equalisation for men and women.

Local MP Mr Robertson has backed the campaign which aims to achieve fair transitional state pension arrangements for the women affected and has raised the issue during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s event Angus Robertson MP said:

“I am pleased to be able to support Moray’s WASPI campaigners in their efforts to highlight pension inequality.

“The UK Government has imposed new pension rules that discriminate against women born in the 1950s and that is not acceptable.

“Pension planning is a very long-term process and to introduce major pension age changes without giving the women affected appropriate time make the necessary changes to their pension plans cannot go be allowed to go unchallenged.

“Tory changes to the state pension scheme have left hundreds of thousands of women with a much reduced income and the SNP will continue to back their campaign in Westminster.”

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