MP hits out at pension reforms

DEARNE MP John Healey has hit out at planned pension reforms which he says could mean 700 women in his constituency lose out.

He said women born in 1952 and 1953 will not be eligible for the single-tier pension since they are due to retire in 2017, before the state pension reforms come into effect.

But men born during the same period will qualify.

Mr Healey claimed the government had failed to make clear the full consequences of the changes, despite making assurances it would be “absolutely transparent.”