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Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

WASPI are a campaign group that fights the injustice done to all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Law (1995/2011 Acts).​​

The 1995 Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s SPA (State Pension Age) to *65, the same as men’s. WASPI agrees with equalisation, but does not agree with the unfair way the changes were implemented – with little or 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.​ The WASPI campaign was started by five ordinary women in 2015 who decided to fight this injustice.
​ *The 2011 Pension Act included plans to increase the SPA to 66.


The aim of the Waspi campaign is: to achieve fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the state pension law (1995/2011 acts). This translates into a 'bridging' pension to provide an income until State Pension Age - not means-tested - and with recompense for losses for those women who have already reached their SPA. There are no specific age groups within the period mentioned above that are favoured above others.​

Note: The Waspi Campaign do not ask for the state pension age to revert back to age 60​. There are groups that do so, details of which can be found on the Pensions page

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