The High Court set the date of its judicial review for the alleged mishandling of raising the state pension age for women born in the 1950s as 5 and 6 June 2019.The hearing will be into whether 3.9 million women born in the 1950s were not appropriately communicated with regarding changes to the state pension age that will result in later retirement.
Two claimants have taken the DWP to court arguing that raising their pension age “unlawfully discriminated against them on the grounds of age, sex, and age and sex combined.” Back to 60 argues that on these three grounds, the women should receive compensation of the money they were denied.
The ‘BackTo60’ movement, which has been campaigning on behalf of the women affected, were represented by barrister Michael Mansfield in being granted permission for a judicial review on 30 November 2018.
Nearly 4 million women who lost up to £47,000 each when their retirement age was increased from 60 to 66 have no right to expect fairness from the government, according to a lawyer representing the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The Guardian article - 'No duty of fairness to women hit by pension age rise, court told'