To: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader

PENSION 60 NOW - £200 PER WEEK

PENSION 60 NOW - £200 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

- £200 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?

Men & women Pension 60. All pensioner ages £200 per week state pension. £5000 extra tax allowance from 60. Increase housewife pension to 70%. JEREMY CORBYN said on 1 December 1993 in parliament - increase value of state pension and pension age 60 for men and women.

HELPS 1950s BORN WOMEN AND UNEMPLOYED PERSONS
Women's pension age rise 60 to 66 since 2013 caused poverty, early death and suicide to the poorest 1950s born ladies and to men and women denied 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.

WHAT PETITION ASKS FOR:

- Pension age 60 men and women

- Increase state pension to £200 per week for 30 years National Insurance record.
Background. Increasing from the £122.30 per week old pensioners left on, and bettering the state pension money for pensioners retired after April 2016, where most women and half of men did not get the full flat rate of £159.55 per week.

- Increase married women's stamp / housewife pension from 60 per cent to 70 per cent of full state pension (viz 70 per cent of £200 per week).

- £5000 extra tax allowance from 60 for all pensioner ages, above basic tax allowance.
(From next tax year get back lost Granny Tax given away since 2013 to the super rich as a tax break).

PETITION FUNDED BY:
- Increase from 2 to 3 per cent worker National Insurance deductions on wages £80,000 per year and all salary above.

- Increase from 13.8 per cent to 14.8 per cent employer National Insurance contributions on staff paid £80,000 per year wages and all further salary above.

MY AIM HAS NOW CHANGED from increasing National Insurance Fund, to absorbing it fully into a UK version of Norway's non-contributory petroleum funded state pension. Solves loss of jobs to robots more and more now and into the future, as without workers, there is no works nor state pension.

YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY MAY NEVER DRAW ANY KIND OF PENSION

PENSION AGE RISE 66 to 67 - born 1961 to 1969
Pension Bill 2014 accelerated by 7 years earlier the pension age rise of men and women’s pension age from 66 to 67.
(Source: Cridland pension review published 23 March 2017, page 85, paragraph 3 and report on Pension Act 2007 published January 2015 State Pension Age - Section 13, 64, where informed that Section 26 of 2014 Pensions Act accelerated the timetable of the 2007 law of pension age rise to 67 to between 2026 and 2028).

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 8 years earlier, by inflicting it on those men and women now aged 39 to 47. (Source: Cridland pension review 23 March 2017, recommendation of accelerating pension age rise to 68 at 5.9 Future Path, page 111, and 2007 Pensions Act re report on that law published January 2015, State pension age - section 13, 61)

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 (timetable set out in Section 13 of the Act).

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.

HALF OF OVER 60s WITHIN WORKING POOR - LEAST CHANCE OF NEW JOB - MOST LIKELIHOOD OF LONG TERM OUT OF WORK

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.

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.

How it will be delivered

Email

United Kingdom

Reasons for signing

  • i want back what i have worked for all my life....its not right and not just .....
  • I work in a home for the elderly, It would be impossible for me to do this job at 60 plus, I am 48 and already its a struggle, we have all worked hard, give us a few years off to enjoy before we die
  • BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL WORKED HARD ALL OUR LIVES...PAID OUR TAX AND INSURANCE.....wE HAVE EARNED IT!!!!!!

Updates

2018-02-20 11:01:51 +0000

Handed print-out of this petition to Debbie Abrahams MP Labour Shadow Works and Pensions Secretary at South Stoke Labour event on
8 February 2018.

2018-02-09 22:42:39 +0000

NORWAY's non contributor petroleum fund state pension absorbed their full National Insurance Fund, stopped contributions and now fund is from the North Sea Oil wealth, globally invested and is the wealthiest pension fund in the world. This is my campaign now within my Pension 60 men and women campaign. PENSION 60 NOW Facebook page.

2018-01-18 11:47:44 +0000

ONLY YOU CAN GATHER SIGNATURES FOR MY PETITION FOR YOU PENSION 60 MEN AND WOMEN. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/pension60now

Facebook blocked me even from my own campaign page PENSION 60 NOW, so unable to post or comment anywhere on Facebook. Might be permitted to return after January 21st. But only Facebook posts brought me signatures. Being disabled and poor unable to go about gathering signatures on paper. Don't have a car.

2018-01-18 11:45:34 +0000

SENT MONDAY 15 JANUARY. Print out of this page, showing over 5000 petition signatures reached, together with covering letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader.

2018-01-14 04:41:34 +0000

Share my short petition internet address, please, with more men family and friends and your eldest relatives, sharing your email so they can sign my online petition, as my petition is for ALL pensioner ages, as well as men and women alike. Thanks. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/pension60now

2018-01-03 03:27:40 +0000

THERE WAS NO BABY BOOM IN 1950s and 1960s just temporary blip after 2nd world war when the soldiers came home

Number born in..."1946 will have shrunk from about 1.7% of the population at the time of Thatcher’s election to about 1.3% at the time of Cameron’s election, a drop of nearly
one-quarter in 31 years."...

..."1946-7 spike in births"...by 2013 ..."only about 81% of people born in that “spike” are alive today"...

..."(For interest, in the 2005 election the post-1965 (born after 1965) electorate was larger than the 1945-1965 (born) electorate. From that date onwards the difference becomes greater year by year)."...

..."The birth rate for the UK was very different! After the immediate-post-war spike, (which never rose as high as in the USA), the rate dropped dramatically by the early 1950s."...

http://blog.barrypearson.co.uk/?p=3634

2018-01-03 03:12:54 +0000

PENSION AGE RISE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST THE WORKING CLASS
The lower your money in life, the quicker you die.

..."the London Health Observatory found the gap in life expectancy between those in London’s affluent and deprived wards is now nearly 25 years."...
..."If you rank neighbourhoods from the richest to the poorest, you have, almost perfectly, ranked health from the best to the worst. And this isn’t just a problem of poverty. Even the areas which are just below the richest are slightly less healthy than the richest."...

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/a-25-year-gap-between-the-life-expectancy-of-rich-and-poor-londoners-is-a-further-indictment-of-our-9061888.html

2018-01-03 03:05:53 +0000

The major finance pundits PriceWaterhouseCooper UK ...
..."Changes to life expectancy in the U.K. could cut 310 billion pounds from British private-sector pension obligations, or 15 percent of the total liability, PwC estimated in May," 2017.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/americans-are-dying-younger-saving-corporations-billions

2018-01-03 02:57:06 +0000

LIFESPAN REDUCING SINCE 2011-2014 ONWARDS
Pension age rise has been one of the causes of earlier death below age 64, in amongst the ever quicker death of pensioners.
..." 110 years of steadily improving life expectancy in the UK are now officially over."...
..."For the first time in over a century, the health of people in England and Wales has stopped improving."...
Increased earlier deaths ..." culprit ... austerity for the poor and elderly (from)... 2010 Conservative-Liberal Democrat government ..." ...
..."Life expectancy for women in UK is now lower, often much lower, than: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. Men do little better"...

http://theconversation.com/life-expectancy-in-britain-has-fallen-so-much-that-a-million-years-of-life-could-disappear-by-2058-why-88063?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton

2017-12-12 22:55:13 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-12-10 04:24:41 +0000

December 2017. Uprated my petition to £200 per week, as cited by National Pensioners Convention to Shadow Pension Minister Alex Cunningham Labour MP, as being the baseline survival money for pensioners.

2017-09-27 18:39:06 +0100

NEED YOU TO SHARE WIDELY IN POSTS IN GROUPS YOU BELONG please.
Facebook keeps shutting me out from sharing my petition, even though where I share it men and women do sign. I've lost the ability to post or comment even on my Facebook campaign page for this petition, where I am Admin PENSION 60 NOW and over for the oldest pensioners of INCREASED STATE PENSION. Getting it back only occasionally.
Need also for my petition to be shared with your local trade union to publish in their newsletters so as to get more men signing as well as women, please. Thanks.

2017-08-19 19:55:32 +0100

Google 38 Degrees - bring back pensions for women age 60

Any and all pension 60 petitions sign as well as mine. The more the merrier. Thanks.

2017-08-19 19:47:53 +0100

SIGN ANY AND ALL 38 Degrees PETITIONS including mine, FOR PENSION AGE 60, men and women alike. Every little helps. Mine is the sole one for increased state pension money for all pensioner ages as well as reducing pension age to 60 for men and women, paying those aged between 60 and 66 now as well.

Google - Give men and women the option to retire at 60 with a state pension

Google - State Pension age for women to be reduced from 66 to 60

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