THE government was yesterday accused of “moving the goalposts” for 2.5 million women by rushing through changes to the state pension age.
Legislation introduced by the Tories in 1995 saw plans to increase the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 in line with that of men.
But the 2011 Pension Act meant the introduction of a much faster timetable to bring in the changes, meaning “huge financial losses” for 2.5 million women who have not been given enough notice to make alternative plans for their retirement.
Retired members delegate Sheila Morley told conference: “I am not a big football fan, but this is a case of moving the goalposts.”
She added: “In doing this the government have scored an own goal,” as she demanded that the government review transitional arrangements.