In 2011, legislation was passed by the Coalition Government to speed up the timeframe for an increase in the state pension age for women. The women's State Pension Age was originally 60, but through laws passed in the 1990s, this was increased to 66. EU equality rules also stipulate that the State Pension Age must be the same for both men and women.
However, there are a group of women born in the 1950s who have been affected by these increases at short notice because of the 2011 legislation. They are now campaigning for transitional arrangements between their planned retirement age and when they will receive their State Pension.
This includes a campaign group called Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) which was set up to lobby for change.
Scott has spoken with many women in North Cornwall who are affected by this change, and has vowed to be their voice in Parliament to ask the Government to help those women affected.
Scott has spoken in debates and written to both the Secretary of State and Minister for Pensions in support of women affected to ask that the Government consider implementing transitional arrangements. Scott is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for WASPI which consists of MPs who are lobbying the Government for change.
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