BackTo 60 group loses Court of Appeal battle

The Court of Appeal has this morning ruled against the BackTo60 group over pensions.

UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For a generation of women, this is nothing short of a disaster. Raising the state pension age with next to no notice has had a calamitous effect on their retirement plans.

“Those on lower incomes have been left in dire straits, struggling to make ends meet with precious little support from the government. “It’s now time MPs intervened to give them the financial help many so desperately need.”

In July, DWP lawyers lost a legal bid to declare the case unlawful. The campaign has been supported by grassroots trade unionists who, during the summer, crowd-funded a film to raise money.

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