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“Double Triple Talk”

Continued from two previous posts. In making his New Year announcement on maintaining the pension triplelock until 2020, the Prime Minister said it was a choice based on his values – “I want people, when they reach retirement, to know … Continue reading

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“Triplelock Triple Take”

The “Triplelock” was introduced in 2010 and intended to give reassurance to pensioners about their income from the State.  It links annual state pension increases to the highest of inflation, average wage increases or 2.5%. Sounds simple enough, but everything … Continue reading

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“Pension Double Take”

David Cameron has suddenly rediscovered pensioners.  In his New Year’s resolutions for 2014, he has announced a vote-catching promise to extend the triplelock on pension increases for the life of the next Parliament.    Sounds good  ????? In Daily Mail speak that … Continue reading

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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

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” 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

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“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

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“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

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