Equalisation of State Pension Age 1950's Women

LANGTON made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

The below is an extract that the DWP had written under
Summary of Impacts Enactment state produced 21 November 2011 Royal Assent gained 3 November 2011

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

The DWP had written with regards to the 2011 Pension act under item 18.3

This change to the timetable for increasing State Pension age will affect approximately 5 million men and women in Great Britain, of whom approximately 4.5 million will have an increase in their State Pension age, against the legislated timetable, of a year or less.

The measure will deliver significant net savings to Government. Some women will see their State Pension age rise by more than a year; however, women will still, on average, claim State Pension for longer than men.

The DWP also had said under item18.4

A full Impact Assessment of the amendment to the timetable for increasing State Pension age is at Annex A.

From a Freedom of Information request Ref: VTR 3902 date 5 October 2015 the DWP had replied with a list of dates and quantity of men and women in which the DWP had given Communication to those affected by the 2011 Act, this total came to 5668000 men and women who the DWP had said were written to who were affected by the 2011 Pension Act.

This is a discrepancy to the Summary of Impacts which said:
This change to the timetable for increasing State Pension age will affect approximately 5 million men and women in Great Britain

The difference is 668000 people who were not within the Summary of Impacts Enactment state produced 21 November 2011 Royal Assent gained 3 November 2011.

My Freedom of Information request is:

Where did the DWP obtain the figure of 5 million men and women when producing the above PENSIONS ACT 2011 - Impact Assessments Summary, please could you show me the documents which were used to get to the 5 million people?

My Freedom of Information request is:

Where did the DWP obtain the figure of 5668000 men and women who the DWP had said were written to who were affected by the 2011 Pension Act, which is showed in the Freedom of Information request Ref: VTR 3902 date 5 October 2015, please show me the documents in which the DWP had used to obtain the people figure.

From a Freedom of Information request reference: FOI2018/01058 date
21 August 2018

The DWP had replied with the details of people and dates they had sent out the letters to those who were affected by the 2011 Pension Act they had said The table below shows the dates the direct mailing was issued, the total of people added up to 5771000

My Freedom of Information request is:

Were did the DWP obtain this figure of 5771000 people who were affected by the 2011 Pension Act and was sent letters by the DWP, this is a vast difference to what the Impact Summary had said approximately 5 million men and women ad difference of 771000 people, and against the FOI VTR 3902 date 5 October 2015 which gave the figure of 5668000 men and women, this is a difference of 103000 shortfall against the FOI FOI2018/01058 date 21 August 2018.

My Freedom of Information request is:

Which figure is correct on the letters that were sent to people to inform them of the 2011 Pension Act ad all three statements were supplied by the DWP is it the DWP impact Summary or the two FOI requests that the DWP had responded to.
I would like to see where all three obtain the vast different of people reported who letters were sent by the DWP.

In the Freedom of Information request Ref: VTR 3902 date 5 October 2015

The DWP had also said:

The number of women affected by the 2011 Act
This information is publicly available. See page 9 of Annex A of the Impact Assessment.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy... s-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf

This also includes details of the men affected by the faster rise to 66.

The above link that the DWP had given is not on the internet, but after reading the https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk... which shows the Summary of Impacts Enactment state produced 21 November 2011 Royal Assent gained 3 November 2011, it is the approximately 5 million men and women.

My Freedom of Information request is:

Can you supply me the details which were on the DWP link https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy... s-bill-2011-ia-annexa.pdf

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'.

still waiting for a reply

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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'.

over the 20 days period have not received a response

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Yours faithfully,

LANGTON

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