House of Commons Library research released by Labour reveals the true cost of the Tory-led Government’s proposed pensions reforms to 600 women in Coventry North East constituency who are set to lose out.
600 local women born in 1952 and 1953 will not be eligible for the single tier pension since they are due to retire in 2017, before the state pension reforms come into effect. Men born during the same period, however, will qualify.
The news comes after the government claimed that “we have to be absolutely transparent [about who will lose]” – yet they have failed to make clear the full consequences of the planned reforms.
The unravelling of this latest pensions announcement is the second time this government has been caught trying to hide the full impact of its disastrous policies on pensioners following the Granny Tax.
David Cameron’s pension changes mean 600 women in Coventry North East will be nearly £2,000 worse off compared to men. But instead of being honest with the women that will lose out, he has tried to bury the truth.
Once again David Cameron has shown he can’t be the One Nation Prime Minister that Britain needs. It’s about time he had the decency to be honest about who will lose out under his plans.