Women who lost out in pension age change need proper compensation – campaigners

People affected by state pension changes which were not communicated adequately should receive an apology and compensation, potentially totalling billions of pounds, a report has said. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has asked Parliament to intervene and “act swiftly” to make sure a compensation scheme is established. Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) campaigners said it is now time for supporters to “put their money where their mouth is” with “a proper compensation package”. The ombudsman said that, to date, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has not acknowledged its failings, nor put things right for those affected.