Tues 14th June at 7pm prompt – 8.15pm (please arrive at the House of Commons by 6.30pm to allow time for security)
Venue: House of Commons
Women in the UK earn less than men and are more likely than men to take careers breaks to care for children or elderly relatives. Added to the fact that women live longer than men, this has long had a significant effect on women’s ability to save for their retirements. Added to this, the Government has proposed to accelerate the equalisation of the State Pension Age for women by 2018, and then increase SPA to 66 by 2020.
In light of these changes and the increasing retirement savings gap, are women being hit hardest by pension reforms? The event will look at where we are now in terms of the cross-party consensus for pensions reform that was achieved after the Turner Commission, and how we keep a cross-party dialogue on this critical long-term issue. Speakers include:
Steve Webb MP, Pensions Minister
Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Pensions Minister
Margaret Creear, Senior Campaigns Officer, AGE UK
Baroness Patricia Hollis (tbc)
This event is open to Fabian and non Fabian members. You are welcome to register with a friend/guest who this might be of interest to – but please email names in advance and we will be able to give you final details by Monday. To register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org preferably by Friday 10th June. Places can still be reserved on the day up to 12pm.
You can also follow the event on Twitter at @fabianwomen and the hashtag is #womenspensions.