Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said that WASPI women “must be properly compensated” after co-hosting an event in Parliament to raise awareness of the issue.
She thanked “the hard-working campaigners from across the country” who attended yesterday’s drop-in event for MPs.
The pension age for women and men is being equalised by 2020, but the Department for Work and Pensions didn’t communicate this adequately to many women who were born in the 1950s.
This failure to properly notify WASPI women to the changes to their retirement age has meant that people have been left unable to properly plan for their retirement.
Layla and the Liberal Democrats want to ensure that the WASPI women are properly compensated for the failure of government to properly notify them of changes to the state pension age, in line with any recommendations of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).
Commenting, Layla said:
“I would like to thank the hard-working campaigners from across the country who came to our event in Parliament yesterday.
“I co-hosted this event to make sure that as many MPs as possible back the campaign, especially those who were newly elected in December.
“This is about fairness, plain and simple. WASPI women must be properly compensated, and I would like to see whatever the Parliamentary Ombudsman recommends implemented by the Government.”