Johnson on State Pension

Johnson on State Pension

Boris Johnson makes new commitment to triple lock pension

Read more
Royal Fury

Royal Fury

meltdown after Prince George birthday message exposed

Read more
Man U for the Win

Man U for the Win

Manchester United already know their blueprint to beat Chelsea

Read more
Homepage / Business / State pension age fury: BackTo60 vows to launch new Supreme Court appeal - 'It's not over'
Woman in critical condition after being hit by van on Scots road French priest shot outside his church in Lyon as cops launch hunt for gunman Before Laxmmi Bomb, THESE Bollywood films changed their titles after embroiling in controversy Allu Arjun BEATS Prabhas to become the most loved male Tollywood star on social media Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Live Updates: Salman Khan schools Rahul Vaidya for calling Jaan Kumar Sanu a product of nepotism PIP and work: Can you claim PIP if you are working? Man arrested in Dublin after gardaí seize €269,000 worth of drugs, including crack cocaine Inheritance tax to be affected by new law arriving in 2021 – grandparents may be hit Flowers by Dee Collins Boris Johnson Set To Announce National Lockdown For England, Reports Suggest FTSE 100 LIVE: London’s top index suffers worst week since June as £72 billion wiped off Hairmyres Hospital blaze drama as 3 fire engines respond to late night incident Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Jobs scheme unveils latest update as 4,500 Work Coaches are hired Martin Lewis explains how ‘tricky’ tax payments on miss sold PPI pay-outs can be reclaimed Family of Team GB runner Chris Smith say he died ‘doing what he loved’ Bigg Boss 14, Day 23, Preview: Rubina questions Pavitra’s character; Rahul accuses Jasmin of character assasination Monalisa looks breathtaking in her all-blue outfit for a store launch – view pics Bigg Boss 14, Day 22, Twitter Reactions: Priya Malik says ‘very silly of Kavita Kaushik to blame Eijaz Khan for her lack of friendships’ FTSE 100 LIVE: Index closes DOWN as coronavirus resurgence terrifies markets What Solskjaer told Rashford before Man Utd hat-trick vs RB Leipzig Victor Lindelof praises Man United ‘game changer’ vs RB Leipzig Prince Philip’s ‘addictive’ new hobby creates a unique bond with Prince Louis Greenwood dedicates Man United goal to former City player Jeremy Wisten Queen urged to spend Christmas Day with Prince Charles and William as Harry snubbed Stardust depiction of David Bowie ‘not an impersonation’, says director Tracey Emin: I hope to ‘get past Christmas’ following cancer diagnosis Man Utd star Alex Telles tests positive for coronavirus as Solskjaer explains absence Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Marcus Rashford heroics in RB Leipzig win Meghan Markle and Harry ultimatum: ‘Time to stop talking and start working’ – expert Prince Charles and Camilla make rare visit to Bank of England amid second wave worries Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘wonderful’ election speeches show ‘civic duty’ TestCard starts at-home health revolution with UTI check Alex Salmond says remit of probe into Nicola Sturgeon should be widened Universal Credit: Minister hints at incoming changes as benefit ‘can always be reviewed’ SEISS third grant: When is the next Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant paid? Bigg Boss 14: Karan Patel, Kamya Panjabi and VJ Andy REACT to Jasmin Bhasin and Rahul Vaidya’s fight Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson, Agastya Nanda makes his Instagram debut; Alia Bhatt, Suhana Khan question his quirky captions Shraddha Kapoor is the new Naagin of the big screen FTSE 100 LIVE: British FTSE index to open 27 points LOWER amid coronavirus and Brexit fear Tributes paid to Shotts community champ described by family as their “hero” Nigella Lawson Doesn’t ‘Take For Granted’ That She’s Still Alive At 60 FTSE 100 LIVE: Brexit deal ‘won’t change’ markets -pound ‘fails to lift’ despite good news First Minister’s briefing: Lanarkshire sets new weekly record for Covid cases ‘Soviet gulag’ homeless hostel in Glasgow on market as ‘development opportunity’ Council tax rate: What council tax band am I? How to check Furlough warning: Fraud and scams ‘are sure to continue’ as new HMRC data comes to light #NehuDaVyah: Rohanpreet Singh displays his mehendi, with Neha Kakkar’s name written on his palm — watch video Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan recalls falling in love with a co-dancer on tours during his struggling days Rana Daggubati and Miheeka Bajaj make for a gorgeous couple at their first Dussehra celebrations Factory demand still not reflected in price rises as supplies remain strong Instagram changes nudity policy after campaign by plus-sized model Will the UK have a second recession? Economists warn of ‘double dip’ FTSE 100 LIVE: China set for consumption rebound as coronavirus curb fades Meghan Markle and Prince Harry told ‘they can’t have it both ways’ after Royal Family exit Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set new royal precedent with Archie Harrison title decision Meghan Markle’s new neighbour made scathing comment about her wedding dress – ‘Kate won!’ Piers Morgan compares Meghan and Harry’s Netflix shows to ‘root canal’ in scathing attack Manchester United manager Solskjaer sends message over Daniel James form Man City player Eric Garcia defends Pep Guardiola decisions Royal heartbreak as Eugenie and Beatrice ‘remind Queen of family devastation’ Marcus Rashford named Pride of Britain as fight for hungry kids continues Man Utd flop Memphis Depay pays tribute to Virgil van Dijk during Lyon goal celebration Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer picks biggest positive from Chelsea draw Nicola Sturgeon in rallying cry as she says pandemic could end in ‘few months’ National Lottery results: Your Lotto winning numbers for Saturday October 24 Ridhima Pandit dazzles in her saree avatar this Navratri Naagin 5, 24th October 2020, written update: Dheeraj Dhoopar aka Shakura kidnaps Surbhi Chandna aka Bani to marry her Bigg Boss 14: Fans trend Gauahar Won Hearts to celebrate the stint of the diva inside the house Thousands Sign Petition Against Non-Essential Items Ban In Welsh Supermarkets Universal Credit claimants could get £1,200 boost paid into bank account – warning to note President Trump continues to push on Joe Biden’s oil comments Free bus pass rules have changed in one part of UK due to state pension age changes Strictly Come Dancing set for return of live shows FTSE 100 LIVE: Dollar soars following explosive Trump vs Biden US presidential debate The Prom trailer: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman dance and shine in this adaptation of the Broadway show Bigg Boss 14: ‘Lakhon log Sidharth Shukla bane ghum rahe hai’ says Kamya Punjabi as she unknowingly tags wrong account while praising him Popular soft play facility under threat of closure due to pandemic Naagin 5: Sharad Malhotra or Dheeraj Dhoopar — who looks the best on screen with Surbhi Chandna? — vote now Dealer caught with £16k of cannabis told cops it was ‘gifted to him by friend’ Cold Weather Payment: DWP unveils support for Britons this winter – are you eligible? Last orders in Greater Manchester as pubs close for last time before Tier 3 State Pension: Can I claim State Pension in more than one country? Man City transfer news RECAP Man United ‘rival Chelsea and Bayern for Zakaria’ and more rumours Man Utd hero Ryan Giggs compares new signing Alex Telles to Liverpool duo Prince Charles holds special meeting in place of Queen as he prepares for future as King Royal news: King and Queen sit down in unprecedented video apology following COVID blunder Tier 2 grants: Who is eligible? How do I apply? Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea to be impacted by new Premier League rule change Prince Philip health fears: ‘Proud’ Duke ‘makes massive effort’ before public appearances Princess Anne Christmas heartbreak as she’s forced to choose between Zara Tindall & Peter Queen heartbreak: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry issued Christmas orders – ‘Enough snubs!’ FTSE 100 LIVE: EU stocks plummet over coronavirus – Sunak to make major announcement Prince William Got Trolled By KFC And It’s Finger-Lickin’ Funny How perfect storm of patient privacy, long phone calls and recruitment issues is causing our contact tracing system to fail The Left Wing: ‘They broke the rule for Johnny Sexton’ – is it time for Ireland to end overseas exile? Bigg Boss 14 promo: Nikki Tamboli, Jasmin Bhasin, Jaan Sanu cry incessantly as Bigg Boss announces eviction — watch video Shweta Tiwari’s hot avatar in a white bikini leaves Divyanka Tripathi in awe Vanitha Vijayakumar opens up on her marital woes with Peter Paul, says in tears, ‘It seems he loves alcohol more than me’ Oxwash’s green tech puts new spin on laundries

Business

State pension age fury: BackTo60 vows to launch new Supreme Court appeal – ‘It’s not over’

Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by reforms introduced by successive governments to ensure “pension age equalisation”, which have raised the state pension age for this group from 60 to 66. But BackTo60 campaigner Joanne Welch has insisted the fight “is not over”. She said the group is considering launching another appeal.

{%=o.title%} ]]>

Speaking to BBC News, Ms Welch said: “It is 100 percent discrimination, there is no doubt about it and we are actively considering an appeal.

“We have submitted grave and systemic evidence to the CEDAW committee in Geneva and they’re looking at making an inquiry into the way that they’ve treated 1950s women.”

She added: “We’ve also got the people’s tribunal which is going to be looking at discrimination against all women and girls.

“What we’re going to do there is write up draft legislation to bring a women’s bill of rights into domestic law. It’s not over.”

READ MORE: State pension shock: 75% of 1950s weren’t told about age change

state pension news

State pension campaigners have vowed to press on with their campaign (Image: bbc)

state pension news

Nearly four million women born in the 1950s have been affected by reforms (Image: GETTY)

Julie Delve, 62, and Karen Glynn, 63 – supported by campaign group BackTo60 – brought a Court of Appeal challenge over the changes after losing a landmark High Court fight against the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last year.

The women argued that raising their pension age unlawfully discriminated against them on the grounds of age and sex, and that they were not given adequate notice of the changes.

But in a judgment published on Tuesday, Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton, Lord Justice Underhill and Lady Justice Rose unanimously dismissed the women’s claim.

They found that introducing the same state pension age for men and women did not amount to unlawful discrimination under EU or human rights laws.

state pension news

Back to 60 campaigner Joanne Welch has insisted the fight “is not over” (Image: GETTY)

As part of their ruling, the senior justices said that “despite the sympathy that we, like the members of the Divisional Court (High Court), feel for the appellants and other women in their position, we are satisfied that this is not a case where the court can interfere with the decisions taken through the Parliamentary process”.

They said that “in the light of the extensive evidence” put forward by the Government, they agreed with the High Court’s assessment that “it is impossible to say that the Government’s decision to strike the balance where it did between the need to put state pension provision on a sustainable footing and the recognition of the hardship that could result for those affected by the changes was manifest without reasonable foundation (MWRF)”.

Following the ruling, Ms Welch, founder of the BackTo60 campaign, said the group’s legal team is “actively looking” at taking the case to the Supreme Court.

She also told the PA news agency “this isn’t over by any means”.

DON’T MISS

State pension warning: Boris Johnson under pressure in age change row [INSIGHT]
State pension: 1950s women not allowed to pay into pensions [VIDEO]
State pension: ‘Men had freebies!’ Campaigner says men had free NI [ANALYSIS]

Pension facts

Pension facts (Image: EXPRESS)

Ms Welch, who described the decision as “unconscionable”, said there is “no doubt in our minds that it’s discrimination”.

She also said that separately, BackTo60 is involved in contributing to work under the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an international treaty.

A DWP spokesperson welcomed the ruling, saying: “Both the High Court and Court of Appeal have supported the actions of the DWP, under successive governments dating back to 1995, finding we acted entirely lawfully and did not discriminate on any grounds.

“The claimants argued that they were not given adequate notice of the changes to state pension age. We are pleased the court decided that due notice was given and the claimants’ arguments must fail.”

Comments are closed.