Norfolk’s 1950s-born women to stage Budget day pension protest as chancellor delivers budget

A previous visit. Pension Action in Norfolk - Waspi ladies descend on parliament

A previous visit. Pension Action in Norfolk - Waspi ladies descend on parliament - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's 1950s-born women will return to parliament next week to reiterate their call for action after they were not told about changes to their pension age.

The Norfolk branch of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign will descend on Westminster to mark International Women's Day as chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his spring budget.

Local coordinator Debbie de Spon said that while campaigners supported pension equality, the government had not informed women of the change to their pension age in 1995, or when the coalition government decided to accelerate the change by two years in 2011.

'We are still meeting women in Norfolk who genuinely believe they will get their pension at 60. The lack of notice has caused real problems, not allowing women time to plan for their later retirement and pushing many into financial hardship,' she said.

The group want to mass lobby Norfolk's MPs and hope to be heard protesting during the budget speech.


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Local women wanting to join the demonstration in Westminster on March 8 should email pensionactioninnorfolk@yahoo.co.uk for details or visit the website: www.waspi.co.uk

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