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WELCOME TO WASPI

We are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).​​

The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to 65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little or no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences.​ We started the campaign with just five ordinary women who in 2015 got together and decided to fight this injustice.​

THE AIM OF THE CAMPAIGN IS: TO ACHIEVE FAIR TRANSITIONAL STATE PENSION ARRANGEMENTS    
FOR ALL WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950S AFFECTED BY THE CHANGES TO THE STATE PENSION LAW (1995/2011 ACTS)

This translates into a 'bridging' pension to provide an income until State Pension Age - not means-tested - and with compensation for losses for those women who have already reached their SPA.  There are no specific age groups within the period mentioned above that are favoured above others.​

We do not ask for the pension age to revert back to age 60​

ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE

 WASPI DEBATE IN WESTMINSTER HALL 05/07/2017 - STANDING ROOM ONLY!
  
NATIONAL DEMO IN LONDON 8TH MARCH 2017 - OVER 6.5K ATTENDED

LARGE GRANT FROM THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE REFORM  TRUST TO FURTHER OUR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN
    
SUPPORT FROM UNISON
   
£100,000 RAISED ON CROWDJUSTICE IN 3 WEEKS TO FUND INITIAL LEGAL CAMPAIGN

WASPI FACEBOOK PAGE HAS OVER 71K ‘LIKES’

OVER 140 LOCAL GROUPS ALL OVER THE UK AND THE NUMBER IS GROWING WEEKLY

193,186 SIGNATURES WHEN OUR PETITION CLOSED AFTER 6 MONTHS​

WE HAVE HAD 5 DEBATES HELD IN PARLIAMENT ON THE WASPI ISSUE PLUS 2 SNP MOTIONED DEBATES

UK-WIDE MEDIA COVERAGE

THE FORMATION OF WASPI ALL PARTY POLITICAL GROUP (APPG)​

NATIONAL DEMO IN LONDON ON JUNE 29TH 2016 - OVER 2.5K ATTENDED

OUR WEBSITE HAS RECEIVED OVER 1,000,000 HITS

LOCAL AND COUNTY COUNCILS SUPPORTING WASPI

OVER 100 MPS HANDED IN PETITIONS ON 11TH OCTOBER 2016 SUPPORTING THE WASPI​​ CAMPAIGN

WASPI EVIDENCE GIVEN TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON WORK AND PENSIONS​

​The WASPI Campaign has grown into, widely-supported, nation-wide campaign!​

​​​​WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN US!​

Like to know more?

Pensions Act 1995
Background detail
State Pension Age time table
Written Evidence
Oral Evidence
Freedom of Information
FOR PRESS/MEDIA ENQUIRIES
 
Please contact: Connect 
 
Email:  c.wells@connectpa.co.uk
Tel: 020 7592 9592
Mob: 07649 141637
www.connectpa.co.uk