The Backto60 Campaign has highlighted the financial situation of women born in the 1950s adversely affected by the ways in which the Conservative Government’s 1995 Pensions Act has been implemented.

The Pension Act 1995 (s. 126) equalised the State Pension age for men and women by raising it for women from 60 to 65. The change was to be phased in over a ten-year period, to come into effect between 2010 and 2020.

The campaign group Women Against State Pension Inequality continues to campaign around the issues, arguing that lack of appropriate notification led to lack of pension planning and thus directly to real hardship.

In 2020 the campaign lost its Court of Appeal challenge (which upheld an earlier 2019 High Court judgement) against the Department of Work and Pensions.