I seem to recall somewhere about, that someone had tried this argument. If it is possible to change gender then can a man register as a woman and thus retire earlier? Given that pension ages are now equalised in the UK this might not matter but I do think I’ve seen something about someone trying it on, somewhere.
The other thing. Annuity rates differ by sex, don’t they? So, can a woman register as a man and gain the higher rate given shorter expected lifespan?
For it’s not entirely obvious that the whole system is exactly prepared for this possible change in law.
For example, the EU simply demanded that car insurance rates be equalised. Young birds ended up paying the average of birds and blokes – much higher. And haven’t they tried something or other about pensions?
And wasn’t there a policeman who, at 70 or 80, married some 20-ish bird so she could gain his widow’s pension – very good, police pensions – for life?
This all prompted by Martin D writing in.
The underlying being, well, are there niches where a sex change registration would be financially beneficial and so will people do it, could they, for that benefit?