To: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader

PENSION 60 NOW - £175 PER WEEK

PENSION 60 NOW - £175 PER WEEK

REVISE LABOUR MANIFESTO - FOR AGE 60 to 100 plus

FOR MEN AND WOMEN AGED BETWEEN 60 AND 66 AND TURNING 60 NOW

- State Pension Payment Age of 60 men and women.

- Pension Credit age 60 for men and women.

FOR ALL PENSIONER AGES FROM 60 TO 100 PLUS

- £175 per week state pension for 30 years National Insurance record regardless of SERPs opt out for all pensioner ages from 60 to 100 plus.

- Raise Income Tax starting threshold for men and women from age 60 by £5000.

FOR ALL MEN AND WOMEN TIL 60 YEARS RETIREMENT AGE

Increase National Insurance worker deductions from 2 per cent to 3 per cent above maximum wage threshold from further salary on and above £80,000

Why is this important?

HELPS 1950s BORN WOMEN NOW
Pension age rise from 60 to 66 since 2013 has caused poverty, early death and suicide amongst the poorest 1950s born ladies, who were denied state pension, pension credit and winter fuel allowance for half a decade, when welfare state long gone with state focus only now on leaving you to starve.

AROUND 4 MILLION CURRENT PENSIONERS IN POVERTY
The poverty to around half of the total 12 million pensioners, causing up to 40,000 winter excess deaths, the highest in all of Europe, who were left on the old basic state pension.

New pensioners since 2016, most women and half of men will not get the full flat rate pension even if have the raised requirement of 35 years.

REDUNDANCIES HIT RECORD HIGH FOR 60 AND OVER
Employment rate drops to 64 per cent from age 60, more likely still unemployed 12 months later.

SAVES THE I DANIEL BLAKES
Men and women lost pension credit (the minimum income guarantee) from age 60 to 66 progressively since 2012 under welfare reform, leaving them under the brutally callous Jobcentre, with least chance of a new job. Sanctions run at
1 million a year, beyond the 6 weeks it takes to starve to death.

ILL HEALTH MOSTLY CAUSES FALLING OUT OF WORK EARLY
The pension industry inform that around 10 million workers don’t make it to pension age due to ill health taking them out of the workplace.

Universal Credit (not yet nationally rolled out) will no longer pay benefit, if a disabled person declared fit for work cannot find a job within 2 years, so the third year the benefit stops.

Accident or illness can make anyone disabled or chronic sick along with advancing years from 60. The working class have more ill health in their 50s and 60s than those with higher income in life, which physically means can't do their job any more.

MAINTAINS FREE NHS PRESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLAND FROM 60
Men and women had free NHS prescriptions based on women’s pension age.

RISE OF NATIONAL INSURANCE RECORD NEEDED FROM 30 TO 35 YEARS DISCRIMINATES AGAINST WOMEN
Back in 2006 only 13 per cent of women got the full basic state pension, as against 92 per cent of men.

This is mostly the difficulty throughout the history of National Insurance Fund of women getting a full NI history, through part time low wages meaning below NI credits / home responsibilities protection levels, and expectation of society of women becoming housewives and not working outside the home.

YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY MAY NEVER DRAW ANY KIND OF PENSION
Back in 2004 actuaries informed that raising the pension age to 67 would mean around 1 million working class people (basic waged, in other words) would be long dead and never have drawn any kind of pension.

The working class lifespan has gone into reverse for those between 45 and 64 since 2010, when it was the same as the 1870s anyway.

PENSION AGE RISE 66 to 67 - born 1961 to 1977
Pension Bill 2014 accelerated by 8 years earlier the pension age rise of men and women’s pension age from 66 to 67.

PENSION AGE RISE FROM 67 TO 68 - BORN 1970 TO 1978
The 2007 law made it possible for this current Tory government to accelerate that pension age rise to 68 now by 7 years earlier, by inflicting it on those men and women now aged 39 to 47.

AGED 38 IN 2017 - PENSION AGE 68 - born 1979
Men and women now aged 38 already have state pension payment age of 68 from the 2007 law (passed by Labour).

FUTURE PENSION AGE RISE REVIEWS to 69 and 70
Within the Cridland pension review published March 2017, is further pension age rises mooted of 69 through 70 for the youngest today in your 20s and early 30s.

COMPUTERS ARE AGEING THE YOUNG AS FAST AS THE HARD MANUAL WORK OF THE 1950s AND BEFORE BORN

Young people are thought to have mostly less manual jobs.

Computers, laptops, smartphones, iPads, iPods, video gaming etc are all ageing young people, who spend most of their waking life, in work, at college, in university, in school, at home glued to some hi-tech or other.

Causing progress towards repetitive strain disorder in fingers, hands and arms.

Early onset arthritis in lower back and neck and shoulders.

Eyes age.

And by working at home and on the train, always connected, are endangered by the work stress of Burn out, that can even leave you needing a full-time carer, probably family, as forget how to do even basic tasks in life, either permanently or many months off work.

And this may happen long, long before you reach 60 never mind 70.

INCOME TAX THRESHOLD
Tax year 2013-2014 Granny Tax inflicted, when pensioner men and women lost £3000 of age related higher tax allowance above the basic tax allowance, to pay for richest to get reduced top rate of tax. Pensioners pay, on average, around £6000 a year in stealth taxes even if pay not a penny of Income Tax, on each £1 they spend. Half of energy bill is tax, and pensioners need a room heated to 70F 24/7 in winter and ageing means unable efficiently to generate body heat ourselves.

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Reasons for signing

  • All my life I've been promised my pension at 60, now it has been snatched away!
  • The Government are cheating us out of what we have worked for!!
  • It's so cruel please help us, we have worked since the age of 15 Wether it was in a paid job or looking after families that being our children then our parents. I personally saved the government thousands by taking care of my own parents with no financial help. Now it's time for me to rest as I'm falling apart, my body hurts 😢please let me enjoy what I have left of my life, I'm nearly 63 and totally exhausted. 😢

Updates

2017-07-25 13:06:27 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-07-25 10:36:34 +0100

Short web address for this petition is:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/pension60now

2017-07-24 19:07:11 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-07-24 16:06:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-24 15:55:29 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-24 15:52:24 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-24 15:49:40 +0100

10 signatures reached