MORE than 1,200 women in Ellesmere Port and Neston will have to work longer than previously expected before they can claim a state pension.
Those aged 56 and 57 will see their entitlement age rise from 60 to 65 by 2018, before increasing to 66 for both sexes by 2020.
Official statistics show 1,200 women in Ellesmere Port and Neston will be hit.
They stand to lose up to £5,000 in payments but Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said it was ‘painful but necessary’.
The political row has focused on the speed with which the changes are being introduced.