Tag Archives: WASPI

Time to dig this Government out of its hole?


Tax, national insurance and pensions policy should be put in a vault marked “toxic” and should be handled with extreme caution. This morning I have three toxic issues to prove my point. The fiasco of announcing an increase in national insurance … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS – eroding the credibility of pensions.


“Yesterday I ran a blog complaining not about fake news but about misinformation accompanying the news. MOMENTUM – hang your head in shame! The news Momentum has is that the vast majority of people over 55 still don’t know when … Continue reading

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Where does all the money go?


Ok guy – have a look at this picture. It’s a very odd way of looking at money (especially the cash benefits – which for most will be the various family, disability and general living allowances). But it makes its … Continue reading

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Being British


I was driving along the M4 yesterday when i heard an explosion from the back of the car. A tyre had burst and my car wobbled nervously from the fast lane towards the hard shoulder. To my relief, a signpost to … Continue reading

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#WASPI and “the woman’s place”


Today is WASPI day,when the women petitioning parliament (now well over 130,000) get their voices heard. I was asked last night whether or not the petition misleads (thanks Cathe) and yes I think WASPI is weakened by confusion within its … Continue reading

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#WASPI – did we fail in our duty of care?


The WASPI debate that will happen tomorrow is of some significance. Not only will parliament be debating the particular circumstances of a particular group of women, they will be deciding whether the duty of care Government has, to keep its … Continue reading

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A right to debate or a right to restitution? #WASPI


For many of us, men retire at 65 and women at 60, that was hard coded into our learning like the multiplication tables and it’s clearly quite hard to unlearn. Steve Bee makes a good point on twitter "When is … Continue reading

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Can the Government tough it out with #WASPI?


The Government were defeated on a back benchers debate 158 votes to 0. The vote was over the introduction of changes to the state pension age for women, resulting from legislation introduced in 2011. The Government’s response appears to be … Continue reading

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Austerity, WASPI and the middle way.


This morning George Osbourne has taken the opportunity to remind us that any enthusiasm we might have generated from his upbeat autumn statement should be tempered by the prospect of austerity to come. Osborne points to China , to political … Continue reading

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Auto-Enrolment must learn from WASPI


  Over 100,000 people have signed the WASPI petition demanding that Government review the increases in state pension age for women in their fifties. I admire the WASPI women for bypassing  the usual channels and  making  their point directly to Government. They’ve proved … Continue reading

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