The state pension age for women rose to 65 to bring it into line with men and will go up to 66 by 2020, and 67 by 2028. But the leader of ’63 is the new 60’ which campaigns for women to receive their pension aged 63 has hit back. Mariana Robinson revealed her ‘goldilocks plan’ which would help 1950s women.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Robinson said: “The 63 is the new 60 has been at Parliament.
“It has been costed by parliamentary library statistics office and the Government have said it costs too much.
“But it’s a fraction of the cost of returning to 60.
“It also covers seven years from April 1953 born to April 1960 born.”
She continued: “63/60 keeps us on level and we may have to look into factoring this into 66 rather than everybody having 63.
“But those women on that end of that scale had no notice to prepare.
“They had no other income mainly because they were not in workplace pensions from the beginning because we weren’t allowed to join pension schemes.
“In 1976, I wasn’t allowed to join the pension scheme because I’m a woman and that’s what people seem to forget.”
“They’re then left with nowhere to go, no money.
“They’re so many women now in this day and age is ridiculous, there are so many wives living off their husbands because they don’t have their own money.”
Ms Robinson noted 1950s women were seen as “housewives” and claimed some women won’t get the flat rate pension of £168.60 a week.
She explained only eight percent of women are entitled to the amount while many will go without.