WASPI


Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) was set up to fight the way that changes we introduced for state pension age for women born in the 1950s.

These women were given either no or very short notice that they would be required to wait a further five years for their state pensions.

There are around 10,000 women on the Isle of Wight affected by the way this change was introduced.

Below are some of the article relating to this subject.

Call for urgent changes for WASPI women affected by Covid-19 pandemic

The WASPI Campaign Director says they’re increasingly concerned about the disproportionate impact the outbreak is having on 1950s born women

Friday, 24th April, 2020 5:46pm

By Shelagh Simmons with 32 readers' comments

Labour Party’s commitment to WASPI women ‘first tangible offer from any party’ say Solent WASPI

Richard Quigley with the WASPI Pledge GE2019

Solent WASPI say there are around 10,500 Isle of Wight women who did not receive fair notice of changes to their State Pension age

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 10:48am

By Shelagh Simmons with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP pledges to fight for better deal for Island’s WASPI women

Bob Seely MP and the WASPI Pledge with Shelagh Simmons and Sally Robinson.

More than 10,000 women in the Isle of Wight constituency have been negatively impacted by the State Pension age changes as a result of the lack of notification by the Government

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:25am

By Shelagh Simmons with 6 readers' comments

Equalising pension age painful for ‘females born in the 1950s’, says MP

bob seely at brexit debate

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely asked in parliament yesterday what had been done to help women born in the 1950s avoid financial hardship.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 8:49am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 17 readers' comments

Solent WASPI wins support from Hampshire County Council

HCC Solent WASPI group

The council across the water join others calling on the Government to support the notion of compensation payments for women born in the 1950s.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 8:39am

By Shelagh Simmons

Letter: ‘Intergenerational Fairness’ a false premise says Solent WASPI

young persona and old person walking arm in arm

The National Pensioners' Convention says "there is considerable evidence that the inequality inside generations is greater than that between generations" and Solent WASPI say it should not be a question of old versus young.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 10:06am

By Shelagh Simmons with 7 readers' comments

Ann Widdecombe challenged after ‘lashing out’ at WASPI women

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Solent WASPI officers say it's not surprising that Ann Widdlecombe lashed out at WASPI women, as she was one of the ministers responsible for steering the 1995 SPA legislation.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 7:55am

By Shelagh Simmons with 3 readers' comments

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Isle of Wight WASPI

Bob Seely and Solent WASPI

Find out more about the issues affecting WASPI women on International Women's Day later this week.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:52am

By Di Hollander

Another punch for WASPI women landed by DWP

waspi women at parliament dec 14th 2018

Snuck through last week whilst everyone was concentrating on the Brexit Deal vote, Solent WASPI believe the new rules are another smash and grab raid on those already hit by the injustice of SPA increases appallingly communicated and poorly implemented.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 8:28am

By Shelagh Simmons with 5 readers' comments

WASPI in Westminster for opposition debate

WASPI debate 22 November 2018 Solent group 1

Among those making the journey to Westminster last week for the WASPI rally were members of Solent WASPI Supporters’ Group (Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight). Shelagh reports back on proceedings.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 1:13pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Mixed response to Isle of Wight MP’s ‘patronising’ WASPI women speech in Parliament

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Find out why Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Robert Seely was praised and condemned over his speech at the debate on equalisation of the State Pension Age for women born in the 1950s.

Monday, 26th November, 2018 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

WASPI women and supporters head to Westminter rally

Solent WASPI Group

Women from Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be heading to Westminster next Thursday to take part in a Rally.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:30pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment