A new campaign group has recently formed in the UK called WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaign) to "seek fair transitional arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951 who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA). Hundreds of thousands of women have had significant changes imposed on them with a lack of appropriate notification. The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA to 65, the same as men’s. Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI), agree with equalisation, but don’t agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little/no personal notice (1995/2011 Pension Acts), faster than promised (2011 Pension Act), and no time to make alternative plans. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences." A crowdfunding exercise raised enough to pay for legal advice and barristers are currently considering potential action. A petition has been signed by more than 21,000 people since the 20th October. Yesterday it was announced that the Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions will be seeking submissions from women born in the 50's. "The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into the new State Pension introduced in April 2016. Concerns have been raised that many of those who will be affected by the changes do not know enough about the changes or exactly what they will mean for their pensions." More details here http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/news-parliament-2015/state-pension-launch-15-16/ I am sure that there are many of you (like me) who are affected by these changes. You may want to consider signing the petition and asking your family and friends to do the same herehttps://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776 You can find more information about the campaign and read some of the heartbreaking stories about women who have been left without the money they are entitled to herehttps://www.facebook.com/WASPI-Women-Against-State-Pension-Inequality-Campaign-877054125688402/?fref=ts Please pass this information to the women you know who were born in the 50's!
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Has anyone taken the plunge and upgraded to Windows 10 yet? If so, what do you think of it and have you come across any compatibility problems. I'm thinking in particular of printers etc. I run an old Epson printer which I love and do not want to have to replace. I downloaded drivers for Windows 8 but so far haven't seen any updates for Windows 10. I don't have a problem with Windows 8 and I'm in two minds whether to download the new version or not - the " if it's not broken don't fix it!" mentality.
It is a real tragedy, however whilst nobody was hurt acording to the Dutch News, a dog was killed which is probably a much loved pet of one of the owners of the properties that was demolished when the crane came down. They now say that this type of crane should never have been used - so why was it? Was money a factor in this?
When I saw the article in a newspaper about kiki willems and that the British Advertising Standards had banned the YSL adverts of her, I was curious as to why, however seeing the images I understand - if my 18 year old was that thin she would be marched straight to the Doctor and I would be seriously worried. What do other Mums think?