The Labour Party is to flesh out details on Sunday of how it will financially compensate some 3.8 million women many of whom are enduring enforced poverty after having to wait up to six years to get their basic state pension.
The party’s manifesto yesterday pledged full support for the women and promised talks if it wins the next general election to draw up a compensation package.
But it did not put any cash figure on what it would pay the women or make any provision in the Grey Book to fund it.
This is in sharp contrast to a pledge given to pensioners living overseas in places like Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and many Caribbean countries which is fully costed in the manifesto. It would come into force in April and could £500m spread over four years. This…
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