Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

From the
PENSIONS ACT 2011 – IMPACTS - ANNEX A: STATE PENSION AGE
Title:
A sustainable State Pension: when the State Pension age will increase to 66
Lead department or agency: Department for Work and Pensions
Impact Assessment (IA) Date 21/11/2011 Final Stage

Primary legislation Implementation
Item 64 which had written the piece below:

As well as ensuring that information about the changes is available on its website and in its leaflets and guides, the Government intends to communicate these changes in State Pension age to individuals affected in a timely way.

Between January and the end of March 2012, the Department will write to around 800,000 individuals born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955. People born between these dates will either have a State Pension age between birthdays, or would have been affected by the original equalisation timetable.

From a Foi request DATE:16th August 2017 reference number Fol 3166
The DWP had responded in this Foi 3166 with dates and how many letters were sent to the same group of people and when:

The dates on which the women and men were notified, and the number of women and men notified, are in the tables below. The Department wrote to all those directly affected to inform them of the changes, using the address recorded by HMRC at the time.

They were:

Between Birthdays 6th Apr 1953 to 5th Dec 1953 Letters sent Jan 2012 People qty 275,001
Between Birthdays 6 Dec 1953 to 5th Oct 1954 Letters sent Feb 2012 People qty 646,001
Between Birthdays 6th Oct 1954 to 5Th Apr 1955 Letters sent Feb 2012 People 375,001

My freedoms of Information request are:

Why is their discrepancy to what the Final Stage Impact Assessment had said that the Department will write to around 800,000 individuals born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 ,against what the DWP had said in the reply to the Fol 3166 on the same period between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 the figure total is 1296003 people who were sent a letter, this is a discrepancy of 496003 people.

Why is the date also incorrect when the letters were sent as the Fol 3166 has the date Jan 2012 to Feb 2012 when the letters were sent when the Final Stage Impact Assessment has said it would be between January and the end of March 2012 one full month discrepancy.

Were the DWP aware of the true figure of people between the dates between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955.

Did the DWP receive the amount of people who were between the dates between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 from the HM Revenue & Customs.

Did the DWP receive the amount of people who were between the dates between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 from the HM Revenue & Customs and this was forward to who produced the Final Stage Impact Assessment., or did the information was not originated or supplied by the DWP?

My freedoms of Information request are:

Which is the true answers/reported figure to how many letters were sent to this group of people born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 ,is it the figures from the Impact Assessment which was sign off by the Minister Steven Webb of the figures that of the Fol 3166?

This Impact Assessment had a:

Ministerial Sign-off For final proposal stage Impact Assessments:

I have read the Impact Assessment and I am satisfied that (a) it represents a fair and reasonable view of the expected costs, benefits and impact of the policy, and (b) the benefits justify the costs.

Signed by the responsible Minister: Steven Webb on the Date: 21/11/2011

It shows that a vast amount of people were missed from the Impact Assessment against what the DWP had reported since it was signed by the Minister: Steven Webb.

A discrepancy of 496003 people born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 were missed off the Final Impact Assessment which was For Primary legislation I presume the correct total of people who fitted into this period would have been provided by the HM Revenue & Customs, the DWP on many occasions not just from other Foi but from complaint letters and on the internet the DWP have said that the HMRC had supplied the address/name updated at the time ! which the DWP had used to inform people by letter of the pension changes.

This was signed off by the Minister, this is more than misleading not just for the Minister but for the Government and this failure to give the correct amount of people born between 6 April 1953 and 5 April 1955 requires investigation

My freedoms of Information request are:

What is the process will the DWP undertake to such a glaring discrepancy by not having the correct figure of missing of the 496003 people from the Final Impact Assessment?

Yours faithfully,
LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

Outstanding request not answered

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

I have not received an answer to this request and its over the 20 day period

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear DWP freedom-of-information-requests,

still waiting long overdue

Yours sincerely,

LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

still outstanding over due response by the DWP

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women'.

I had sent this request on 27th August 2018 it is now 3 months over due your response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority you DWP should have responded

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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Dear Mrs Langton,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 27
August.

Your response is attached

Yours sincerely,

DWP Operations FOI Team

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