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Barnsley Women Set To Lose Out With Pension Reforms

Friday February 1 2013

MP John Healey MP John Healey

MP JOHN Healey has hit out at planned pension reforms which could mean 700 women in the Wentworth and Dearne constituency lose out.

Women born in 1952 and 1953 will not be eligible for the single-tier pension since they are due to retire in 2017, before the state pension reforms come into effect.

However, men born during the same period will qualify.

Mr Healey said the government had failed to make clear the full consequences of the changes, despite claiming it would be “absolutely transparent.”

Mr Healey said: “Ministers have been caught red-handed hiding the truth on pension reforms. This government’s pension changes have hit hard-working women in Barnsley time and time again.''

It's thought that 700 women in the area will be £2,000 worse off. Mr Healey added: ''Once again ministers have been caught with their hands in pensioners’ pockets – it’s about time this government had the decency to be honest about who will lose out under their plans.”

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Reply Posted by fedupwithcrap on Saturday February 2 2013 at 22:04
smiling assassination

Reply Posted by Colin Levitt on Saturday February 2 2013 at 23:31
What a speech coming from Mr Healy MP, informing us what a rotten set others are,well coming from someone who's going to finish up we a pension next to none. You all hiss int. same pot, you can't wait to jump ont bus. Don't forget you turned Barnsley into a social state,and then then you had spent all the money,and emptied the pot you blame someone else.your all as bad as each other you all can't wait to make the poor poorer and you MPs richer,are you getting arise this year I your sallery some haven't had one in three years.You all want kicking out.Power to the people.!!!

Reply Posted by one of the 80,000 on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 14:10
To Colin : If you can't make decent comments about this important issue, don't bother to write at all

Reply Posted by Jackie on Tuesday March 5 2013 at 20:33
I am one of the 80,000 in Somerset and following the article in the Mail on Sunday two weeks ago we are making a stand for our rights. If you are one of the 80,000 contact louise.fox@btinternet.com and she will send you the newsletter advising you of who to contact to make your point heard. There is also an epetition. I hope you find this helpful.