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Age Cymru is the new force combining Age Concern Cymru and
Help the Aged in Wales. Age Cymru is a member of the Age UK family.
The Pensions Bill proposed to equalise men's and women's state pension age at 65 in November 2018, and then raise it to 66 by April 2020. This was 6 years earlier than planned, and didn't leave those affected with enough time to plan for their financial futures.
After months of campaigning from Age Cymru, Age Scotland and Age UK, the UK Government has now announced it's going to amend the Bill. This change means that around 240,000 men and 245,000 women will receive their state pension earlier than if the UK Government’s original plans had been voted through. This will help those of you who faced an increased wait of between 18 months and two years.
We can't emphasise enough the great achievement that this change represents. It will cost the UK Government £1 billion in lost cuts to expenditure, and in the current climate their decision to make this change is a testimony to your campaigning and the strength of your case.
A big ‘thank you’ to all of you who have taken action to stop the speeding up of women’s State Pension age. Together we have made a difference to thousands of older people. All of us at Age Cymru would like to thank each campaigner who took action to make sure their voice was heard.
To find out how the amended Pensions Bill will affect you, please click here.
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