MALADMINISTRATION - Legal Advice for 1950s Women

by Scales of Justice for #50s Women in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

MALADMINISTRATION - Legal Advice for 1950s Women
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by Scales of Justice for #50s Women in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Maladministration Progress Update 9.10.2021

Dear Friends/Supporters

 

After several years of silence there has been a reformed APPG set up re 1950’s Womens State Pension Changes with Co-Chairs Andrew Gwynne (Labour) and Peter Aldous (Conservative) – There appear to have been zoom meetings over the last few months and more recently a rally with some of the 50’s womens reformed groups and Andrew and Peter. This was preceded strangely by calls for proposals in reaching a Maladministration Resolution. My understanding from embarking on the PHSO route is that PHSO are the ‘decision makers’ based on the 6 x individual albeit representative test cases and therefore not a free for all.

 

Some of the proposals I have seen from the reformed womens groups, (most of whom have never been directly involved with the PHSO Maladministration cases have been outlandish and would not only exclude many women but appear to be throwbacks to earlier periods that were voted on by a large cross section of 50's women and discounted even then). For the avoidance of any doubt, I attach below some of the original PHSO terms and conditions on which the 

Maladministration cases were entered into.

 

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Notwithstanding the above Andrew Gwynne has asked for feedback in relation to the PHSO Stage 1 report and it will be fruitful to have your individual voices heard, particularly, when reformed groups and some APPG/MP members seem keen on a partial quick fix based on flawed data. Please note evidence closes on 20/10/2021 for email submissions to Andrew. Particular emphasis should be paid to the period 1995-2004 where the PHSO despite evidence to the contrary (from many separate sources) continues to exonerate the DWP. – It is highly likely that the DWP would fail at a Maladministration Judicial Review.

 

https://andrewgwynne.co.uk/appg-on-state-pension-inequality-for-women-call-for-evidence-from-1950s-womens-groups/

 

 

A handy memory jog here from David Henkes article https://davidhencke.com/2021/06/12/50s-women-pensions-flaws-in-the-parliamentary-ombudsmans-preliminary-maladministration-report/ 

Additional detailed articles from @maladmin have previously been submitted from DWP Files, Pensions Ministers statements, Civil Servants at DWP, Charts, Media Articles, Womens statements and Legal input to PHSO preliminary and final stage 1 reports .

 

Disappointingly these other reformed womens groups, along with some of their MPs have not picked up on the various flaws in the PHSO stage 1 report, instead rushing ahead based on incorrect data and strangely ignoring ‘missing’ DWP Files/Letters/Memos for the periods mentioned above. I can only assume that the lack of legal input to which many women paid, yet never received is behind this. However, as some people have dropped away and groups reformed its vital to ensure that we are not excluded from any Maladministration process that up till now has not provided accurate data reporting, resolution and therefore Justice.

 

The recent delays encountered by new pensioners from approx. July 2021 onwards in receiving their State Pension after 6 years is beyond belief and yet again the PHSO do not want to take this onboard, despite their report covering the vital area of Communications and in light of the recent extensive damning Press Coverage re SP delays. The extensive ‘problems’ with the DWP IT and SPA Implementation from 1995 to date have been firmly placed on womens shoulders and barely mentioned in the PHSO report or even by MPs. The 2 next PHSO stages are not time lined either leading to further stress, anxiety, financial hardship, health complications etc in the run up to the winter period.


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