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Court holds raising of women's state pension age not discriminatory (R (on the application of Delve and another) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)

Court holds raising of women's state pension age not discriminatory (R (on the application of Delve and another) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
Published on: 15 October 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court holds raising of women's state pension age not discriminatory (R (on the application of Delve and another) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions)
  • What are the practical implications of the judgment?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Age discrimination
  • Sex discrimination
  • Inadequate notice
  • Conclusion

Article summary

Pensions analysis: Elizabeth Ovey, barrister at Radcliffe Chambers, examines the High Court's decision that legislation introduced over the past 25 years to equalise the state pension age (SPA) between men and women and to raise it eventually to 68 had not unlawfully discriminated against the claimant women on the basis of sex or age. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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