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WELCOME TO WASPI
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We are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) regarding the changes to their state pension age.

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/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 WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950S (BORN ON OR AFTER 6TH APRIL 1951)

This translates into a 'bridging' pension to cover the gap from age 60 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

CROWDJUSTICE REACHED MONETARY TARGET WITHIN 3 DAYS TO FUND INITIAL LEGAL RESEARCH ​(ONGOING)​ 

​WASPI FACEBOOK PAGE HAS OVER 39K ‘LIKES’

​LOCAL CAMPAIGN GROUPS ALL OVER THE UK AND THE NUMBER IS GROWING WEEKLY

193,185 SIGNATURES WHEN OUR PETITION CLOSED AFTER 6 MONTHS

WE HAVE HAD FOUR DEBATES HELD IN PARLIAMENT ON THE WASPI ISSUE

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

​​UK-WIDE MEDIA COVERAGE

FORMATION OF ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP (APPG)

NATIONAL DEMO IN LONDON - OVER 2500 ATTENDED

OUR WEBSITE HAS RECEIVED OVER 330K HITS


​The action group, started by just 5 ordinary women from behind their laptops, has grown into a respected, widely-supported, nation-wide campaign!

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN US!


Recently at Derbyshire County Council meeting, supporter Tricia Clough gave a short speech and got a standing ovation! A must watch...​

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Pensions Act 1995
Background detail
State Pension Age time table
Written Evidence
Oral Evidence
Freedom of Information