Equality in State Pension age

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I have recently completed my complaint procedure with the DWP, which is now with the Independent Case Examiner, the case examiner has said I would like to remind you that if you wish to provide any further information or evidence in relation to my complaint, please send it to us and we will ensure it is considered once the investigation into your complaint starts.

Having read The Civil Service code for the DWP staff Under the Civil Service values which says ‘honesty’ is being truthful and open ‘objectivity’ is basing your advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence.
Also under the same code Under the Standards of behaviour
set out the facts and relevant issues truthfully, and correct any errors as soon as possible, and that the DWP staff must not ignore inconvenient facts or relevant considerations when providing advice or making decisions.

I would presume that the cost on the below information that I have requested has allergy been spent internally by the DWP in order that Complaint Resolution Manager could make his reply/decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence, and keep within the Civil Service Code by setting out the facts and relevant issues truthfully.

I have set out below freedom-of-information-requests.

From my received letter dated 3 March 2017 from Mark Fairburn Complaint Resolution Manager he made statements set out below.

Published Leaflet EQP1A “Equality in State Pension age- A summary of the changes “ (July 1995)

My Freedom of Information Request is Can you supply me a copy of the Leaflet EQPIA and also a copy of what analysis of the evidence Mark Fairburn had seen.

Ran a pensions education campaign in 2004, which included information on the future equalisation of Spa.

My Freedom of Information Request is Can you supply me a copy of the analysis of the evidence that Mark Fairburn had seen to the education campaign and also the included information on the future equalisation of Spa.

From April 2009 to March 2011 we sent letters to women born between 6th April 1950 – 5th April 1953 informing them od Spa changes.

My Freedom of Information Request is Can you supply me a copy of the analysis of the evidence that Mark Fairburn had seen on the sent letters to women born between 6th April 1950 – 5th April 1953 informing them od Spa changes.

Wrote to all those directly affected by the 2011 changes informing them of the change to their Spa, which was completed between January 2012 and November 2013.

My Freedom of Information Request is Can you supply me a copy of the analysis of the evidence that Mark Fairburn had seen on the sent letters to women directly affected by the 2011 changes informing them of the change to their Spa, which was completed between January 2012 and November 2013.

Yours faithfully,
Mrs P Langton

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DWP Strategy Freedom of Information, Department for Work and Pensions

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You can expect a reply 30th January 2018 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.

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