State Pension  

Women state pension age challenge dismissed in court

Tom Selby, senior analyst at AJ Bell, noted the ruling “will come as a bitter blow to the millions of women who had been hoping the courts would roll back the tide on state pension age increases”.

He said: “The financial impact of having to wait up to six more years to receive the state pension is significant and for many just scraping by it has pushed them into serious financial hardship.

“While some of these stories are heart-breaking, increases in the state pension age have been a long time coming and are deemed necessary to ensure the costs borne by younger taxpayers don’t spiral out of control.”

maria.espadinha@ft.com

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