Baffled that women robbed by the Tories of their pensions took it on the chin and how opposition groups allowed it to pass so easily.

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Official parliamentary figures show that a total of 2.66 million women have lost out due to the changes introduced in the Pension Acts of 1995 and 2011, affecting women born between April 1953 and April 1960.

Shocking statistics show women in this age bracket have lost on average, according to the figures, £40,000 due to having their retirement age being pushed back.

Under the 1995 Act, the government decided that the pension ages of both men and women would be equalised by 2020, but under the later 2011 Act the coalition government speeded up the latter part of the timetable.

From 2020 both men and women will be entitled to the state pension when they are aged 66, increasing to 67 between 2026 and 2028 and then after that it will be linked to life expectancy

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