I am another 1950s born Women who should have received my state pension last year when I turned 60. Reading some of the comments is so saddening. Instead of being happily retired we are all suffering at the hands of our own government who are thoughtless & cruel and liars. Where did they come up with all of this ? I am in the WASPI ex pat group. I'm so proud of the organizers and the Women who are fighting for our rights.
Not many know about this that couples born on after 1935 can get a 10% allowance from the lower person to the higher person which can relate to £200 reduction in personal tax. Check the link I am posting https://www.gov.uk/apply-marriage-allowance. You can apply online to them and you may qualify for that tax reduction.
My wife was born in January 1954 which means she has been made to work over 5 years longer than expected to draw state pension. And since the first increase an extra two years. Many of her peers born slightly earlier have to wait considerably less time. She knows that a rise in age is needed but the second rise is unfair on women like her. There is an organisation Women against state pension increase WASPI. if you agree with the points please consider looking on the website and support fairness
Is the result of the new Brexit style politics, whereby the UK politicians take control with the wealthy and big corporations to force hardship onto its people so to make them subservient, like with the Magna Carta?
Hello, as a new member to this group I am interested in chatting to people who either have a pension shortfall, or no pension at all.
What are your experiences?
Are you struggling to make ends meet or do you want more so you can enjoy life?
With interest rates at an all time low our savings are not making us anything, sometimes we need to do something different to get the result we want.
I may be able to help. Do leave your thoughts and maybe we can have a chat.