Hundreds of thousands of women will not be able to claim the new £148-a-week state pension when it is introduced next year, figures revealed last night.

Official data shows that of the first 1.2million people to claim the flat-rate pension, only 80,000 women will receive the full amount.

The discrepancy is partly due to an increase in the women’s state pension age – which is rising in line with men’s by 2018 – as well as the fact more women take career breaks to raise children.

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