Tag Archives: ” £140 Pension Illusion”

Pensioners votes taken forgranted.

The Conservative Party has long seen itself as a champion of older people.    It prides and preens itself  as a supporter of British values.  This has kept it in power through the last two general elections, propped up by the … Continue reading

Posted in Pensions | Tagged , | 5 Comments

“Pensions Deception”

This follows on from the previous blog “Illusion turns to Deception”.  They are part of a thread I have been writing about ever since the current Government announced its radical move to a £140 ooops! £155 state pension.  All the posts … Continue reading

Posted in Pensions | Tagged | 4 Comments

“Illusion turns to Deception”

I’ve been writing about pensions since I started this blog four years ago.  It has always been a fairly unfathomable subject.  But in 2010 the Coalition Government promised, not only to radically simplify the state pension, but also to significantly increase … Continue reading

Posted in Pensions | Tagged | Leave a comment

“Now You See It”

If I were the Prime Minister half way through my first term in office, I would be beginning to think about how I could be re-elected for a second term.   I would want something that would appeal to a large … Continue reading

Posted in ELDERLY UK POLICY, Pensions | Tagged , | 3 Comments

“Pension Cuts on the Way”

Either I must be psychic, which I doubt, or the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Works and Pensions – Mr Ian Duncan-Smith and just about the whole of the Conservative Party, and the Editor of The Times, must be … Continue reading

Posted in ELDERLY UK POLICY, Pensions | Tagged , | 3 Comments

A Cruel Deception.

I wrote scathingly about the £140 state pension when it was first heralded as a great step forward by Ian Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.  (Click on Pensions under Topics to see more, or find … Continue reading

Posted in Pensions | Tagged , | Leave a comment

” The £140 Pension Illusion” 3

Is this a cruel April 1st joke ?   I first started writing about this subject back in October last year when the pensions minister Steve Webb anounced a headline grabbing huge 40%rise in the state pension.      More recently on the … Continue reading

Posted in Pensions | Tagged , | 2 Comments

“The £140 Pension Illusion” 2

Back in October 2010, I first wrote very scathingly about the announcement by Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister of a huge increase in the basic State pension.   Recently an article in The Times suggests that it may not be such … Continue reading

Posted in ELDERLY UK POLICY, Pensions | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

“The £140 Pension Illusion”

This is a story about the cynicism of politicians and the fickle nature of press reporting.  Sadly it’s about an issue of great importance to the elderly.  The presentation of The Issue has the power to raise and destroy hope … Continue reading

Posted in ELDERLY UK POLICY, Pensions | Tagged , , | 8 Comments