Pension minister Guy Opperman 'will not talk about rising pension age' that could hit 3.9million women

Pension minister Guy Opperman 'will not talk about rising pension age' that could hit 3.9million women
Mr Opperman does not speak about the state pension

Mr Opperman does not speak about the state pension

Mr Opperman does not speak about the state pension

The pensions minister was last night accused of 'running scared' after refusing to discuss

Guy Opperman has been told he is getting his money. "The amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue.

It comes as the rising state pension means it can afford to retire.

From today the state pension age wants to be the same – 65 – for both men and women for the first time.

It has been gradually equalized.

And in 2020, the age at which both sexes claim their state pension will rise again to 66.

Many women say they were not told about the plan and found out they were just about 60 years old.

Some said they had already stopped working in the expectation.

Documents seen by Money Mail reveal Guy Opperman has told his staff he wants to 'limit' the amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue

Documents seen by Money Mail reveal Guy Opperman has told his staff he wants to 'limit' the amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue

Documents seen by Money Mail reveal Guy Opperman has told his staff he wants to 'limit' the amount of time he spends talking about the state pension issue

The campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) says the changes have hit 3.9million women who had believed they would be able to retire at 60.

It adds that some will miss out on £ 45,000 because of the loss of six years' worth of a weekly state pension.

Mr Opperman does about the state pensioner.

When discussing one request for an interview on the impact of the equalization of the pension age on women, an official wrote: 'Decline, in its current form.

'We are unlikely to get a fair hearing … MfP [the minister for pensions] has consistently expressed a desire to limit media he does on the state pension issue. '

Waspi campaigners interrupt Philip Hammond's Budget speech in the House of Commons waving banners in the group's signature purple which read: 'The Great Pension Robbery', while others were just branded 'Waspi'

Waspi campaigners interrupt Philip Hammond's Budget speech in the House of Commons waving banners in the group's signature purple which read: 'The Great Pension Robbery', while others were just branded 'Waspi'

Waspi campaigners interrupt Philip Hammond's Budget speech in the House of Commons waving banners in the group's signature purple which read: 'The Great Pension Robbery', while others were just branded 'Waspi'

Anne Keen, 65, founder of Waspi, said: 'In 2012 I found out 13 months before I turned 60 that I would not receive my pension for another five years.

'My savings are gone because I did not stop working in 2013 as I planned, but I did not get my pension. Now the minister is running scared and refusing to address the issue. '

Baroness Altmann (pictured) what supportive of the act to equalize the costs of state pension

Baroness Altmann (pictured) what supportive of the act to equalize the costs of state pension

Baroness Altmann (pictured) what supportive of the act to equalize the costs of state pension

Meanwhile, a former pensions minister has been arrested Iain Duncan Smith 'shut down' fears the changes would give women little time to prepare.

Baroness Altmann was supportive of the Act to equalize the costs of state pension.

But in 2011 they were announced to increase the women's state pension and they campaigned to keep to the previous timetable.

Mr Opperman and Mr Duncan Smith did not comment on the claims.

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