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MP hands in petition

A PETITION signed by 4,600 women across Argyll and Bute hit by changes to the state pension age has been handed to the House of Commons by local MP Brendan O’Hara, who urged the UK government to ‘right this wrong’.

Known as the WASPI women (Women Against State Pension Inequality), they were all born on or after April 6, 1951, and, under the 1995 and 2011 Pensions Act, they will not be able to draw their pension until they are 66 The women are calling on the government to introduce reasonable transitional arrangements, giving them adequate time to make alternative plans for their retirement as many women were given little or no notice of these changes.

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