Government will not legislate to equalise widowers' survivor benefits

No further retrospective changes

James Phillips
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"A generation of widowers will lose out as a result" - Royal London's Steve Webb
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"A generation of widowers will lose out as a result" - Royal London's Steve Webb

The government has been accused of "dragging its heels" on pensions equality after ruling out amending the law to provide for higher survivor benefits for widowers.

In a written statement, published yesterday (4 July), pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman said the government had concluded it would not make "any further retrospective changes" on survivor...

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