This week marked the hearing of a landmark legal case in The Royal Court of Justice which challenged the raising of the state pension age for women from 60 to 66. Brought by the campaign group Backto60.com
The case, which was listed in front of Lord Justice Irwin and Mrs Justice Whippie heard that the Claimants, both women born in the 1950s, challenged both the legislative measures which raised the age at which they can receive their state pensions, and the inadequate notice they received of the changes. They submitted that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) acted unlawfully because they failed to provide women with adequate notice of the changes, contrary to the requirements of public law legitimate expectation and/or procedural fairness and by unlawfully discriminating against them on grounds of age, sex, and age & sex combined, by measures in the Pensions Acts 1995, 2007, and 2011 which raised a woman's state pension age by means of transitional provisions.
** The judgment has been reserved **
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