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Only 1 in 3 will get the full £148-a-week new state pension despite ministers’ promises it was for everyone

Reposted from Money Mail New pension was unveiled as a way of ending unfairness and complexity, But figures imply 100,000 fewer people than expected will get the maximum 30,000 who it was thought would qualify in the first year will … Continue reading

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State pension service could be privatised under DWP plans

Reposted from The Guardian Why do this government think that privatisation saves money? It doesn’t as the contracts with Atos, A4e, Serco and Transactis amongst others prove. There is an initial saving as the private company promise to work wonders … Continue reading

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Autumn Statement 2013: Work until you’re 70 – George Osborne accused of ‘living in fantasy land’ over pension reforms

People in their twenties will have to work until they are 70 under sweeping changes to the basic state pension to be announced by George Osborne. Under reforms included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, anyone born after 1990 will have … Continue reading

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