Friday 6 September 2013

Army Wives' Pensions

As well as producing on the BBC Radio Sheffield breakfast show, I’ve been working on a story of mine for BBC Radio 4. It was broadcast on You & Yours today.

The story is about the Ministry of Defence admitting making a series of blunders which led to the former wives of servicemen having their pension payments cut by thousands of pounds a year. The 127 women affected had made divorce settlements with their ex-husbands based on figures they'd received from the MoD. However these figures turned out to be incorrect because the MoD failed to factor in new Department for Work and Pensions legislation.

You can listen to the interview by clicking on the following link, 7 minutes in: