THE GENDER PENSION GAP SCANDAL
The gender pension gap is twice the amount of the gender pay gap, representing around a pension differential income of around £7,500 for women.
Because women are likely to have lower lifetime earnings than men and are more likely to have breaks in employment due to family responsibilities, they are more likely to suffer poverty in old age.
This poverty in old age has been exacerbated by the speed of state pension age equalisation which left a whole generation of women with little or no time to prepare for retirement as WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign and Cunninghame WASPI can testify to their cost.
The gender pension gap is a matter that must be addressed and that is why I lodged the Early Day Motion below and I will continue to pursue this in the House of Commons. See below: