MP Sharma Chairs Newly Formed Parliamentary Group

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MP sharma to Chair the newly formed State Pension Age Group in Parliament  . . . .  by Asian Lite News

MP Virendra Sharma would chair the newly found Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality. This group aims at supporting those women who have been hit by the acceleration of the equalisation of the State Pension Age, first in 1995 and then in 2011.

According to the independent House of Commons Library, around 3,480 women are directly affected by the 2011 Pensions Act. Around 96 local residents signed the e-petition which received almost 200,000 signatures nationwide.

The Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign works to lobby the Government to look into the requirements and demnds of these women and to provide them justice.

The Parliamentary Group, which was launched at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 11th May at a standing room only meeting, will be co-chaired by MPs from each of the parties, and will work closely with the WASPI campaign. The All-Party Group will seek to work with the new Work and Pensions Secretary, Stephen Crabb, to introduce transitional arrangements.

Virendra Sharma MP said: “We are not seeking to apportion blame to anybody. We simply want to get the best outcome for these women, many of whom have worked hard for decades without taking a penny out of the system.”

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