‘Damian Green must apologise for misleading WASPI women’, say SNP : Welfare Weekly


Work and Pensions Secretary wrongly claimed the Scottish Government could create a new benefit to help women hit by pension changes.


The Scottish National Party has said it is “time for the Tories to come clean” on their broken promises to pensioners, after Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green misled voters by falsely claiming that the Scottish Parliament has the power to end the gross pension inequality faced by WASPI women which is completely false.

The SNP say Damian Green wrongly claimed on Question Time on Thursday night that the Scottish Parliament could use new social security powers to introduce a new benefit for WASPI women in Scotland, despite the legislation on powers for the Scottish parliament explicitly preventing the provision of pension benefits.

Neither can the Scottish Parliament top-up the pension for WASPI women because the UK government has made the WASPI women ineligible for any pension payments.

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