The Government has confirmed that all public sector pensions will be changed to remove age discriminatory provisions after the success of the firefighters pension challenge.
The legal action comes after the Government was refused permission to appeal against a decision that similar changes applied to judges and firefighters were age discriminatory.
The Government had submitted its request for permission to appeal earlier this year, but it was rejected by the Supreme Court today.
Campaigners are “confident” that they will succeed in their claim that women born in the 1950s have suffered age discrimination as a result of changes to their state pension age entitlement.
A report by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) highlights international research which suggests that state pension reforms have significant potential to exacerbate social inequalities.
Scott Morrison announced yesterday that the Government will no longer proceed with its plan to raise the age of pension access to 70.
Two new measures that will directly affect older workers in Australia: an increase of the work pension bonus and the subsidisation of wages for older workers.
The Government is to appeal against a decision that a transitional pension scheme applicable to judges was age discriminatory.
People suddenly start thinking about retirement aged 48. But by then it's already far too late
The pensions minister has warned workers in their 30s that the government had no idea when they would be able to retire.
The decision is expected to clarify the extent to which costs can justify age discrimination.
Statistics in a CIPD survey found older employees are given appraisals less frequently that their younger colleagues.
The coalition wants to raise the pension age for women from 60 to 65 by 2018 as a prelude to both female and male pension ages rising to 66 in 2020. Age discrimination allegations have arisen as women currently in their fifties will be disadvantaged.
Life expectancy is rising faster than anticipated by the 2005 Pensions Bill, causing problems for pension reform.
The plight of the retiring women is the subject of a growing backbench rebellion.
Around 1,500 members of the National Pensioners Convention are expected to travel into town for the three day event being held at Winter Gardens.
Lord Taylor of Holbeach told the House of Lords that the changes would not be 'rushed in' and that it was likely to be something for a future Parliament. His comments come after Pensions Minister Steve Webb launched a consultation on the proposals.
A charity director claims the Island’s potential pensions crisis could be eased at almost no cost simply by adding a word to their Human Rights Act. banning age discrimination would allow people to work longer if they wished and keep earning.
In October last year, the government announced the SPA would rise to 66 by 2020, accelerating the pace of change advocated by the Labour government, which planned to raise the SPA to 66 by 2026. However, the OECD says the reform does not go far enough.
With the Chancellor George Osbourne due to unveil the budget next week, Age UK have released a number of proposals which they want included and which will promote age equality and reduce age discrimination in society.