SIR: The "Back to 60" campaign has lost its appeal in the High Court but all is not lost as the Women Against State Pension Inequality are still active.

And former Pensions Minister, Baroness Ros Altmann would appear to support some compensation on grounds of maladministration. These women were not written to in 1995 when it was intended to raise the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 over a ten-year period between 2010 and 2020. Neither were they written to in 2011 when this was both speeded up and raised to 66.

Women born in the 1950s might have spent half their working lives paying National Insurance believing they would get their pension at 60. Some may now get up to £40,000 less than the entitlement they thought they had paid in for.

Surely there should be a legally binding contract from the time one pays one's first contribution whether it be to a private pension scheme, an occupational pension or state pension??

Christopher James Perry,

Southampton Road,