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To: The Department of Works and Pensions.

Increase Britain's State pension in line with British prosperity or inflation whichever the higher.

Increase Britain's State pension in line with British prosperity or inflation whichever the higher.

We the undersigned, know that with this country's real wealth we can afford a decent State Pension for our elderly people, particularly in a country that reports to live by a set of civilised values.
The State Pension should be substantially increased for today's pensioners and directly linked to national prosperity. This is what National Insurance contributions are for.
Pensioners should be not have to endure means testing for miserly handouts after paying into the system all their working lives.

Why is this important?

Its important because our elderly people should be able to live in dignity in their old age, and not have to endure means testing for State handouts.

Tony Blair's New Labour Government in 1997 did not reverse Margaret Thatcher's 1980 State pensions policy.

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Reasons for signing

  • For an idea of decent pensions (from the Greens): couple-> £250pw, single: £175pw (but other income [which with pension gets above 1.25x pension] is taxed to claw back up to break even between pension benefit & tax towards a total level of 3.75x pension, so that rich pensioners still have a pension, but pay their way by having excess income taxed, which has softer effect then mean-testing, but the richest third won't b subsidised 2 b better off than with means-tested.
  • The flat rate state pension is abolition or reduction, not increase for new pensioners. Please also sign my 38 Degrees petition at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

Updates

2015-01-09 03:18:43 +0000

10 signatures reached