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Rambling archer Jun 1st 2021 6:41 pm

Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/584971
This is the link for anyone who wants to sign. I really don't think they will increase to 400 gb pounds per week, but it might raise awareness as to the pitiful sum that some folk are expected to live on - not everyone has savings suitably invested to pay for their old age, and especially in this time of zero/low percent interest rates.

borisface Jun 1st 2021 7:41 pm

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
Interesting that in PT, the government has been considering lowering the pensionable age by a month as due to Covid the average life expectancy has fallen slightly.

benlast Jan 14th 2022 10:38 pm

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
...and as of January 2022, there's now this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/601821/

Rosemary Jan 14th 2022 11:07 pm

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 

Originally Posted by Rambling archer (Post 13012821)
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/584971
This is the link for anyone who wants to sign. I really don't think they will increase to 400 gb pounds per week, but it might raise awareness as to the pitiful sum that some folk are expected to live on - not everyone has savings suitably invested to pay for their old age, and especially in this time of zero/low percent interest rates.

The petition is closed.

Rosemary

benlast Jan 15th 2022 12:17 am

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
…and the link I posted is to a new version of the petition, which is not closed (as of the date I’m posting now). :)

philat98 Jan 15th 2022 8:54 am

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
I signed it. I have a feeling Sunak will be introducing a touch of austerity soon to cover all the Covid QE.

Rambling archer Jan 15th 2022 10:14 am

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 

Originally Posted by philat98 (Post 13088202)
I signed it. I have a feeling Sunak will be introducing a touch of austerity soon to cover all the Covid QE.

Me too - pension doesn't feel safe in the EU even.

EU.flag Jan 15th 2022 12:49 pm

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
That is not how real life works, petitions change nothing.
You need to be big party donor with deep pockets. Money talks.

britishbull Jan 15th 2022 2:35 pm

Re: Petition to UK govt to increase state pension
 
In the UK the state pension is okay, if eaten away by the thieving scum at the council (council taz), if you own your own house and don't mind cold showers and minimal heating... paying rent out of it would made life very hard but I think you can get some help with that if it is your only income and you don't have much savings. Would make sense to match it to the personal tax allowance (£12500) and exclude pensioners from other benefits to save money. Personally, I view it as a tax rebate of the excess money previously stolen off me (given council and govn inefficiency and wasteful nature) and hopefully will live long enough to get a full rebate!

Given the pensioner vote I think it will be the last thing to go if severe cuts are needed, especially as it could be counter productive in terms of state spending on keeping older people safe, though applying a residence test to it might have some appeal to the political class.


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