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Government to face more sex discrimination grievance cases?

Government to face more sex discrimination grievance cases?

The government could face more grievance claims from women on the pretence of sex discrimination in the future, if one expert's opinions are to be believed.

During the comprehensive spending review last month (October 20th), chancellor George Osborne outlined plans that will change the age at which both males and females can begin drawing their state pension.

Under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance's original plans, women's retirement ages will be increased to 65 between April 2010 and November 2018 following a period of accelerated increase in the final two years of this timeframe.

However, it has now been announced that between December 2018 and April 2020, both sexes will see their retirement ages going up to 66.

And Dr Ros Altmann, director general of the Saga Group, has labelled these latest amendments as "insensitive" as they "show a lack of appreciation of the impact on women".

"Such unfairness cannot be allowed to stand … a rethink is essential," she added.