The Ombudsman has published an update on their website which you can read here:

In response WASPI have issued the following statement: “Bring closure and resolution to “blindingly obvious” injustice, say WASPI campaigners.

Responding to the latest findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman that DWP has been guilty of maladministration in its handling of communication about increased State Pension ages, Chair of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign, Angela Madden said: “These latest findings confirm the previous conclusion of the Ombudsman that maladministration took place at the Department for Work and Pensions.

But nearly 18 months after the Ombudsman’s first report, we are still waiting for his conclusions on a remedy. This is becoming a lengthy examination of the blindingly obvious.

DWP’s maladministration clearly led to women taking decisions to leave work, to take on caring responsibilities, all much earlier than they would have had they known the State Pension age was changing.

The all-party group supporting WASPI in Parliament has made a very clear and compelling case that DWP’s mistakes amounted to a Level 6 injustice – the highest on the Ombudsman’s scale.

Neither the DWP’s negligence nor the devastating impact it has had on those of us affected by their mistakes is going to change as a result of yet more months of navel gazing and report writing. It’s time Ministers brought closure and resolution by agreeing fast, fair compensation for the women affected right now.”

We are considering the next steps and will be taking legal advice. Further updates will be provided when available.