Henry recently attended a WASPI Parliamentary lobby and committed to helping them with their campaign. The WASPI are a group of nearly four million women who were born in the 1950s, but who have suffered as a consequence of having to wait much longer for their state pension as the Government moves to equalisation of the state pension age at 66.
Henry said that, although he supported the principal of equalisation of the pension age, all of this was done retrospectively, and the WASPI women were never given time to prepare for changes. Furthermore, many WASPI women actively searching out details of their state pension never received accurate information.
Commenting Henry said: “WASPI do have a very strong case, and one option is for fair transitional pension arrangements so that those affected are covered between the age of 60 and the new state pension age. I am also encouraged by the fact the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said during the leadership campaign that ‘I will return to this issue with fresh vigour and new eyes and see what I can do to sort it out.”